Egyptian asphalt

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Description

A solid, black pitch material found in the Arabian desert between the Nile River and the Red Sea. Egyptian asphalt may have been one of the resin coatings used on mummies.

See also mummy.

Other Properties

Soluble in carbon disulfide.

Density 1.10

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942

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