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  • Mummy Brain: Gray Matter-Removal Tool Found In Ancient Egyptian Skull

    on Dec 19, 12 • in Archaeology, Croatia, Cultural heritage, News • with Comments Off


    A brain-removal tool used by ancient Egyptian embalmers has been discovered lodged in the skull of a female mummy that dates back around 2,400 years. Removal of the brain was an Egyptian mummification procedure that became popular around 3,500 years ago and remained in use in later periods. Identifying the ancient tools embalmers used for brain removal is difficult, and researchers note this is only the second time that such a tool has been reported within a mummy’s skull. The discovery Located between the left parietal bone and the back of the skull, which had been filled

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