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The process of preserving a human or animal body with chemicals is called mummification. Mummies have been found on every continent, both as a result of natural mummification (extreme cold, low humidity, or lack of air) or deliberate mummification. The mummies of ancient Egypt are the most well known, but the practice flourished in South America and Asia as well.

The oldest mummy is the body of a child found in the Camarones Valley of Chile, dated from around 5050 BCE.

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