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New perspectives on the development of mummification and funerary practices during the pre- and early dynastic periods
International Congress of Egyptologists (9th : 2004) (6 - 12 September 2004 : Grenoble, France)
Goyon, Jean-Claude and Cardin, Christine. Proceedings of the ninth International Congress of Egyptologists = Actes du neuvième Congrès international des égyptologues, Grenoble 6-12 September 2004, p.979-989
Microscopic analysis of textiles from burials dating to the earliest periods of Egyptian civilisation has shown surprising developments in funerary practices and beliefs. These include the use of resins some 2000 years before it is currently believed to have been used in mummification. The author has analysed textiles on site in Egypt for the ACE and various European missions, and in museum collections.