Mummification - drying of a corpse or dead parts of a living organism. The natural mummification of the corpse possible in the environment, ventilated dry heated air is soft sand, macroporous rocky soil. Modifitsiruyutsya corpse reduced in size, fabric seal the outer skin darkening; bone skeleton, tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin remain. The internal organs are subject to decay and disappear. With the purpose of artificial mummification used embalming corpses (see). Mummification parts of a living organism - see Gangrene.