After 3500 years…The Discovery Of The Pharaonic “Eternal Perfume” Used In Mummification

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“Eternal Perfume” used in mummification unearthed after centuries

Throughout the years, the secrets of ancient Egyptian life remain treasures that many eagerly seek to uncover, yearning to explore the intricacies of its details. Recently, scientists managed to discover what they now call the “Scent of Immortality” from that ancient life, thanks to some canopic jars taken from the tomb of an Egyptian noblewoman named Senitnay, who was the wet nurse of Pharaoh Amenhotep II and is believed to have passed away about 3500 years ago.

Thanks to advancements in chemical analysis technology, scientists were able to bring back to life the fragrance of the embalming fluid used to keep the mummies in the Valley of the Kings preserved.

The ancient scent will be on display at the Moesgaard Museum…

This perfume sheds light on the Egyptians’ ingenuity some 3500 years ago in safeguarding the organs of Senitnay, a lady known as the “King’s Ornament” (an ancient Egyptian title reserved for high-ranking ladies). She played a crucial role in the entourage of Pharaoh Amenhotep II, even nursing him as a child.

Soon, this ancient scent will be on display at the Moesgaard Museum in Denmark in an upcoming exhibition, allowing visitors to take a whiff of the ancient Egyptian embalming process. Now, that’s a breath of fresh history!

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