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For the first time, a jar of embalming rejects was studied in search for helminth parasite eggs. This kind of jar was used to put discarded material by Egyptian embalmers during mummification process. Ascaris lumbricoides and Taenia saginata eggs were found in the linen and strip fragment contents of the jar, dated of 2,715-2,656 years ago.
Following our researches on the technique of the priest embalmer in Ancient Egypt, we have copied this instrument and used it on a cadaver, which appears to be as efficacious in maintaining the buccal cavity wide open. Thus prepared, the priest was able to carry out the purification rites.
The instruments of the Embalmer Priest. Studies on the practice of embalming in ancient Egypt have mostly neglected the instruments used by embalmers to make their activity easier. Only three embalmer's caches contained embalmers' instruments, but some further objects have been found in museum collections. We have created bronze reproductions of these tools… (More)
1Laboratoire d'EpidEmiologie et d'Odontologie L6gale, 2Laboratoire de Neuroanatomie Fonctionelle, Facult6 de Chirurgie Dentaire de Nancy 1, 96, avenue de Lattre de Tassigny, BP 3087, F-540t3 Nancy Cedex, France 3URA No. 49, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie, MNHN, Mus6e de l'Homme, 17, place du Trocad6ro, F-75016 Paris, France 4Laboratoire d'Anatomie, UFR… (More)
On a daily basis, priest embalmers carefully carried out mummification of bodies to give them a certain immortality. Could they also have practised the profession of medicine?
Le REFCOR (Réseau d’expertise français des cancers ORL rares) vise à structurer la prise en charge des cancers ORL rares, hétérogènes et de traitement complexe. Sa principale recommandation est de travailler en réseau. Le réseau est un outil efficace pour échanger les informations, aider au diagnostic et à la prise en charge des patients. Le travail en… (More)
In Ancient Egypt, the priest-embalmer laid the gold on the whole of the king's body. For simple citizens, he more modestly applied fine leaves or amulets of golden wax for certain parts. Possessing the same magical powers as gold, they participated in the complete preservation.