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What Is An Ancient Mummy Case Made Of?

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Different cultures had their own style to create their mummy-cases and Egypt, which is the most well-known country for its ancient mummies, has a distinct style to make mummy cases.

The Mummy cases in Egypt were made of Cartonnage which was a material of very light weight and was made from waste papyrus and linen covered by plaster. The cases made of this material moulded closely to the mummy showing its outline. The other advantage of this material was that it was quite easy to paint which allowed the makers to paint the mummies as beautifully as they wanted it to be. You can find various mummy- cases with religious painting over them that signify the faith of the dead person and also to ward off any evil spirit from going near the mummy.

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