Mummified infant, Egypt, 2000-101 BCE
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Glossary: human remains
term created as part of the NMSI human remains policy (from April 2007); Other terms used are 'blood' and 'human hair'
Small object or piece of jewellery worn as a protecting charm to ward off ill health and bad luck.
Glossary: canopic jar
Stone or ceramic jars in which the ancient Egyptians preserved the internal organs of a deceased person as part of their burial practices.
A corpse which has been preserved through natural or artificial methods, often for religious reasons.