Scientists have made a unique discovery when they discovered a mummy from Ancient Egypt with internal organs. Thanks to this, they learned what people ate during that period, finding the remains of food in the stomach of the embalmed person.
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Scientists still do not know the complete technology of the mummification rite, but they know the basic rules. The inhabitants of Ancient Egypt, before the ceremony, necessarily removed the internal organs from the body, but recently researchers found a body from which, for an as yet unknown reason, they were not removed. Thanks to this, it was possible to establish the content of a person's stomach and find out what diet he had.
Analysis showed that shortly before his death, the man ate a soup made from barley and tilapia fish. This type is still widespread in the world, and is often served to the table in different dishes. In Egypt, it is still found in the Nile River. Nevertheless, contemporaries with a high probability would refuse to eat food prepared according to the recipe common 6 thousand years ago. Its main components are green onions, barley and tilapia, but at that time the fish was not butchered and boiled together with bones and fins.
It is possible that this product was consumed by a person before death for ritual purposes. The Egyptians believed that this fish was closely related to the gods. She was associated with the goddess Hathor and could contribute to the birth of healthy offspring. In addition, this species was the guide of the chariot of Ra.