How embalming changed deathby Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
Embalming enables the deceased to look as good in death as they did in life. And that's completely altered the scope of the funeral industry.
St. Paul, Minn. — The Babylonians preserved their dead by putting them in jars of honey. The Egyptians perfected mummification. And the deceased British admiral Lord Nelson was placed in a cask of brandy.
Throughout history, societies have sought ways preserve the human body. Reporter Nikki Tundel takes a look at how embalming shaped the way we view death.