It is thought Egyptians used the fluid due to its black colour - which symbolized rebirth and regeneration through the God Osiris
"The coffin is in a very bad condition, very deteriorated. We found many cracks, we found many missing parts, missing layers"
The coffins that have been opened have undisturbed mummies with complete wrappings
Now research by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London, University of York and Leeds Museum has shed light on what Nesyamun sounded like
All UK museums will be expected to adopt the guidance
Centuries of contact & exchange left their mark on both Greek & Egyptian culture, culminating in Alexander the Great’s conquest of Egypt
How much do we REALLY know?...
Animals were important spiritual conduits communicating between humans and their gods
The Egyptians would carefully roll up or fold together letters, contracts and amulets to a tiny size so that they would take up the least possible space
Not all artists who used Mummy Brown knew they were using a color made up of people who had lived and died thousands of years before them...