EMBALMMENT: A VERITABLE SOURCE OF HUMAN BODY PRESERVATION.

Ajayi Abayomi, Edjomariegwe Odiri
Correspondence to Ajayi Abayomi, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Kogi State University, Anyigba, PMB 1008, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria. Email: abajayi2003@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
Embalmment is the process of chemically treating the dead human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, in order to retard organic decomposition and restore acceptable physical appearance. This paper presents a synopsis of the historical aspect of embalming and the various documented techniques of embalming in ancient and modern times.
Keywords: Embalmment, mummification, techniques, death
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