Embalmment: a veritable source of human body preservation

  • Ajayi Abayomi
  • Edjomariegwe Odiri
Keywords: Embalmment, mummification, techniques, death

Abstract

Embalmment is the process of chemically treating the dead human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, in order to retard organic decomposition and restore acceptable physical appearance. This paper presents a synopsis of the historical aspect of embalming and the various documented techniques of embalming in ancient and modern times.

Keywords: Embalmment, mummification, techniques, death

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