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017401

Predynastic Egyptian Man, Late Predynastic period, around 3400 BC. reconstruction of a grave-pit illustrates the early Egyptian custom of placing the body in a contracted position. Before mummification was developed around 2700 BC, bodies were placed in shallow desert graves, in direct contact with the sand.

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Predynastic Egyptian Man, Late Predynastic period, around 3400 BC. reconstruction of a grave-pit illustrates the early Egyptian custom of placing the body in a contracted position. Before mummification was developed around 2700 BC, bodies were placed in shallow desert graves, in direct contact with the sand.