Mummy Wrappings Aren’t Always What They Seem


The Etruscan language has had a huge impact on the ancient world since it heavily influenced Latin. However, this language is largely lost due to very few texts surviving.
The longest text in Etruscan is the Linen Book of Zagreb (Liber linteus Zagrebiensis). It is believed to describe a ritual calendar although large portions of it are still undeciphered.
Linen books degrade quickly but this 2,300 year-old one has made it into present times because ancient Egyptians cut it into pieces and used them to wrap a mummy. Strange, isn’t it?


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