The foot of an Egyptian mummy

The foot of an Egyptian mummy

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Caption: Mummy foot. View of the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy. Mummies are the embalmed and preserved remains of ancient Egyptians, who lived between 5000 and 2500 years ago. It was believed that by preserving the body, the soul would gain immortality. The techniques used for preservation revolved around the use of local chemicals and oils. Mummy remains are used to gain information about early civilisations and populations.

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Keywords: anthropology, egyptian, egyptian mummy, foot, fossil man, hominid, hominids, hominin, mummy, mummy foot, palaeoanthropology, palaeontology, paleoanthropology, paleontology

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