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The Wide, Strange World of Modern Mummification

Mummification is, obviously, most closely linked with ancient Egypt, but it is a varied and culturally broad burial trend. Here are some examples of its more modern manifestations—from self-mummification, a brutal practice that only came to light in Japan in the 1960s, to more traditional embalming. Fair warning: The images below might be disturbing to some readers. We are, after all, talking about preserving human bodies.
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