What Is the 'Black Goo' From Ancient Egyptian Coffins?

What Is the 'Black Goo' From Ancient Egyptian Coffins?
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Egyptian coffins and mummy cases have been found covered in a mysterious 'black goo'. What is this goo made from and what can it reveal about Egyptian funerary practice? The British Museum's Kate Fulcher has detailed answers but you can read a summary below.

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