every year for the use of the convent, in default of which the body is taken down and thrown into a charnel-house. ... I AM much indebted to my friend Captain Coke for an account of the modes of embalming practised in the Burman empire. ... During his stay in this country Captain Coke had frequent opportunities of witnessing this extraordinary funeral ceremony, and the following is the account given toanbsp;...
|Title||:||A History of Egyptian Mummies, and Account of the Worshipand Embalming of Thesacred Animals by the Egyptians|
|Author||:||Thomas Joseph Pettigrew|