Archaeology Biology 

Do Mummies Decompose?

Do mummies decompose? Why or why not? Find out how mummification works, and what happens to a human body when it doesn’t work so well. By Shayna Keyles As long as life has existed, so has death—and decomposition. Many cultures throughout history sought to prevent that ugly part of passing with mummification. But is it possible to actually prevent decomposition, or does mummification just slow things down? To find out, we’ll explore different methods of mummification by examining mummies from around the world. But first, we’ll learn a bit more…

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