Funeral rites are among most precise markers indicating human evolution. For both archaeologists and funerary anthropologists, these are a precious source of information for a better understanding of each civilization.
But throughout history, from antiquity to the present day, embalming has been central to the treatment reserved for the “dead body”.
In retrospect, the 19th century appears to have been the Golden Age of this science.
Through the evolution in embalming techniques, there has been a drastic change in attitude towards the body and by extension, in the medical world…
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