Mysterious ‘black goo’ used by Ancient Egyptians to cover coffins identified by British Museum

A ‘black goo’ used by the ancient Egyptians to cover mummy cases was made from a mixture of animal fat, tree resin, beeswax and crude oil from the Dead Sea, scientists have revealed. Several mummies were given this bizarre treatment from the 19th to 22nd Dynasty, between 1,300 and 750 BC.  One such by the … Read more