I told you embalming is a legal requirement for public sanitation?
I would like to set out to-morrow and search all through the world for the most adamantine processes of embalming.
We have the best evidence in the skill of the Egyptians in embalming the dead.
Once I saw the faded sisters bending over the trunk together, and, as I thought, embalming something in camphor.
You weren't aware that I included the art of embalming among my accomplishments.
It was, in fine, the last method of embalming practised previously to my own, and held as very superior to that of the ancients.
I found him embalming a corpse in the State bedroom one night—'
We find her watching the sepulchre, preparing sweet spices for embalming.
It is an account of the embalming of Inca Caxas, written by his son, who was my ancestor.
Was the ancient preservation of these skeleton remains always connected with embalming the body?
embalm em·balm (ěm-bäm')
v. em·balmed, em·balm·ing, em·balms
To treat a corpse with preservatives in order to prevent decay.
the process of preserving a body by means of aromatics (Gen. 50:2, 3, 26). This art was practised by the Egyptians from the earliest times, and there brought to great perfection. This custom probably originated in the belief in the future reunion of the soul with the body. The process became more and more complicated, and to such perfection was it carried that bodies embalmed thousands of years ago are preserved to the present day in the numberless mummies that have been discovered in Egypt. The embalming of Jacob and Joseph was according to the Egyptian custom, which was partially followed by the Jews (2 Chr. 16:14), as in the case of king Asa, and of our Lord (John 19:39, 40; Luke 23:56; 24:1). (See PHARAOH.)