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Ancient Egyptians Forced Open Mouths During Mummification

People in ancient Egypt were likely to lose some of their front teeth before they could become mummies.

Published On 08/27/2015
11:00 AM EDT
A CT scan of a female mummy, dating from the 8th to 7th century BC and kept at the Musee d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Switzerland, shows several teeth in the rear of the oral cavity. | © The Anatomical Record, 298:1208–1216 2015, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.