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Anubis/Inpew
Anubis/Inpew/Yinepu/Anpu, "Lord of the Hallowed Land", meaning the necropolis. Jackal or dog headed god protecting the deceased. Known since Predydnastic times and linked to the name Khenty Amentiu, "Foremost of the Westerners". He was...
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Apis
Originally a fertility symbol, he became the sacred bull, or the 'Ba' of the creator god Ptah at the cult center of Memphis. The Apis was linked to Pharaoh as the divine manifestation of a god and the bulls became important enough to have a grand burial at...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Egyptian Afterlife
Ancient Egyptian's have left us several texts concerning the immortal part of a human that continues to exist through all time, independent of the material body. Because of the overwhelming pervasiveness of Christianity in modern American society we tend to...
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ARSENIASIS AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL HYPOTHETICAL
This essay explores the idea that arsenic poisoning was the impetus for the origin of the oldest mummification practice in the world.
MUMMIES AND PYRAMIDS: EGYPT AND BEYOND THE OLDEST
purpose of Chinchorro mummification rituals, what they learned what not just unexpected, it was astonishing.
Chinchorro Culture: Pioneers of the Coast of the Atacama Desert
the Atacama coast and we explain the unique Chinchorro mummification practices. THE ECOLOGICAL TRIAD: DESERT, OCEAN,.
ARSENIASIS AND TERATOGENIC ANOMALIES IN THE ATACAMA
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Spring 2011
The Late Chinchorro‟s transitioned back to natural mummification. environment on the coast necessary for some of the Chinchorro mummification practices.

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Good times led to grisly custom
Chinchorro mummification practices ended about two centuries after that, a time when the weather rapidly turned drier and populations declined in size.

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Chinchorro mummies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Making the Dead Beautiful: Mummies as Art
Dec 16, 1998 The Chinchorro mummies, the oldest examples of mummified human remains, are powerful artistic accomplishments of an ancient society.
Chinchorro Mummies at the Mummy Tombs
The Chinchorros may well have been the first people in the world to practice mummification. They preserved their dead beginning about 5000 B.C.
CHARACTERIZING THE MICROMORPHOLOGY OF SEDIMENTS
ArtsLivres : ARRIAZA Bernardo - The Chinchorro Mummies

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