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Monday, November 8, 2010
Why Is Embalming So Important To The Funeral Industry? Part I
For as long as the American funeral industry has been in existence, the embalming process has been a cornerstone of the business. Funeral professionals and those teaching in mortuary colleges will point out that it all began with the ancient Egyptians. Sure, they performed certain procedures on their dead, leading to what we know today as mummification. However, the reasons Egyptians mummified the dead were far different than that of the modern day embalming advocates. So why is embalming so important to the funeral industry?