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Mummies were not preserved before 19th century

Fact - Before the 19th century, people had no interest in preserving mummies. Rather different parts would be harvested and sold.
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Before the 19th century, people had no interest in preserving mummies. Rather different parts would be harvested and sold. For example, the bones would be powdered to be used in medicines and wrappings were made into paint.

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