Once dried, mummies were ritualistically anointed with oils and perfumes.
Also among the oldest is Uan Muhuggiag which is a place in the central Sahara, and the name of the mummy of a small boy found there in 1958 by Professor Fabrizio Mori.
The mummy displays a highly sophisticated mummification technique, and at around 5,500 years old is older than any comparable Ancient Egyptian mummy.
Natron dries the body up faster than desert sand, preserving the body better.
Often finger and toe protectors were placed over the mummies fingers and toes to prevent breakage.
Currently on display in the British Museum, Ginger was discovered buried in hot desert sand.
Desert conditions can naturally preserve bodies so it is uncertain whether the mummification was intentional or not.The monks of Palermo in Sicily began mummifying their dead in 1599, and gradually other members of the community wished to have their bodies preserved as a status symbol.The last person to be mummified there died in the 1920s.Occasionally embalmers would break the bone behind the nose, and break the brain into small pieces in order that it could be pulled out through the nasal passage.The embalmers would then fill the skull with thick plant-based resin or plant resin sawdust.It was also drained through the nose after being liquefied with the same hooks.