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Egypt .. Medicine resolves the controversy over the body of the late artist Alaa Wali Al-Din


Egypt (newsroom) – February 15, 2022. 16:23

Egypt..has not decomposed for two decades..medicine ends the controversy over the body of the Egyptian artist Alaa Wali al-Din

The story of the lack of decomposition of the body of the late Egyptian artist Alaa Wali El-Din, despite the passage of 19 years since his burial in Egypt, raises a state of controversy, especially as it topped the trend and social media platforms and raised many many questions

Dr. Ayman Fouda, the former head of the Egyptian Forensic Medicine Authority, resolved the controversy that arose in the past few days about the lack of decomposition of the body of the late artist Alaa Wali El-Din, despite his death 20 years ago.

In statements to local newspapers in Egypt, Fouda said that all corpses decompose and there is no truth to talk about the lack of decomposition of a corpse from another, noting that decomposition occurs for any corpse after death for a period ranging between 36 and 72 hours, while the total decomposition of the corpse occurs after 6 months, as The corpse disappears, leaving only the bone visible.

Fouda indicated that the second case is if the body is immersed in water, whether in the sea or the Nile in Egypt The water reacts with the fat in the body, making it soapy and difficult to break down.

The former chief forensic doctor revealed that the bodies of the pharaohs remain until now because they were mummified and immersed in salt for long periods, and the lack of decomposition of the body has nothing to do with religion, but is basically a scientific matter.

On the other hand, Dr. Samar Abdel Azim, assistant professor in the Department of Forensic Psychiatry and director of a research unit at Ain Shams University, revealed that not all bodies go through the stages of rotting and decomposition, as some of them undergo changes if the burial place is excessively wet, which causes the occurrence of The so-called “saponification of the corpse”, which is that the fat in the body turns into a soap-like substance that maintains the shape of the body and remains the same even after years of death.

And the former chief forensic doctor revealed, commenting on the fact that the body of the late artist Alaa Wali Al-Din did not decompose, that the bodies of the Pharaohs remain so far because they were mummified and immersed in salt for long periods, and the lack of decomposition of the body has nothing to do with religion, but is basically a scientific matter.

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