Ancient Egyptian Manual Reveals New Details About Mummification

An Eqyption sarcophagus.

Based on a manual recently discovered in a 3,500-year-old medical papyrus, Egyptologists have been able to help reconstruct the embalming process used to prepare ancient Egyptians for the afterlife. (Image: via Pixabay)

Inks Containing Lead Likely Used as Drier on Ancient Egyptian Papyri

Ancient Eqyptian papyrus.

The ancient Egyptians have been using inks for writing since at least 3200 B.C., using black inks for the primary body of text and using red inks to highlight headings and keywords. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)