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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. s1, 2003, pp. 119-121
Bioline Code: oc03017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. s1, 2003, pp. 119-121

 en First Paleoparasitological Study of an Embalming Rejects Jar Found in Saqqara, Egypt
Stéphanie Harter; Matthieu Le Bailly; Francis Janot & Françoise Bouchet


For the first time, a jar of embalming rejects was studied in search for helminth parasite eggs. This kind of jar was used to put discarded material by Egyptian embalmers during mummification process. Ascaris lumbricoides and Tænia saginata eggs were found in the linen and strip fragment contents of the jar, dated of 2,715-2,656 years ago.

paleoparasitology - ancient helminths - embalming - mummies - Egypt

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