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The Art of Mummy Making

NPR's Allison Aubrey reports that, according to a paper published in the journal Nature, ancient Egyptians prepared mummies in ways more sophisticated than previously thought. Researchers say they used embalming materials such as plant oils, tree resin and beeswax to preserve the bodies.

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