Meat Mummies: How Ancient Egyptians Prepared Feasts For Afterlife

NPR- November 18, 2013

Indiana Jones, of course, would have known the answer right away. A meat mummy is a section of animal prepared as if for eating, then bandaged and placed in a sarcophagus by ancient Egyptians. Egyptian royalty, even after death, got hungry. And royalty deserved something more than oats and tubers. Tutankhamun, who died in 1323 B.C., was buried along with 48 carved wooden cases containing joints from poultry and beef.

“Meat Mummies” as food is not so quirky.
Read the label on today’s BEEF JERKY.

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