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Mumia is often used to speak about Mumia Abu-Jamal
Apothecary vessel of the 18th century for Mumia
Egyptian mummy seller (1875, Félix Bonfils)

Mumia (also pulvis mumiae, Mumia vera aegyptiaca) was a powder made from ground mummies. It was used as a drug, for good health, and as a coloring agent (a medium to dark brown) until the 1920s. Eating ground mumified corpses is a form of cannibalism.

The powder was said to work against almost any disease. To mummify a corpse, tar was used. It was said this tar had magical powers. It was also said to be an aphrodisiac.