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wearied one - This is a name for the soul on its journey to the next world.

West Virginia Mummies - In 1888, a man by the name of Graham Hamrick made two mummies. He used a special fluid that he made. These mummies are in a museum.

Two anthropogenic mummies from West Virginia 1888. A local embalmer (Graham Hamrick) gained permission from a local judge to inject two bodies he acquired from deaths at a local insane asylum with an experimental embalming fluid made of a saltpeter solution. Hamrick later patented this technique. The mummies are currently housed in the Barbour County Historical Museum.

World Congress on Mummy Studies - These are people from around the world who get together to study mummification and what people do for funerals.

The World Congress on Mummy Studies encompasses all aspects of research dealing with preserved human and animal bodies, skeletal remains, and cultural issues that are pertinent to the understanding of ancient human biology and funerary practices.

wrappings - This is the cloth used to wrap mummies. The Egyptians would write things on the cloth.

Ancient mummy wrappings were exclusively linen, they are usually composed of used, often patched sheets, commonly torn into strips or from clothing that was no longer fit to wear. Only the elite of burial employed previously unused linen, specifically manufactured for use on mummies and often inscribed with prayers from the Book of the Dead.