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natron

[′nā·trən]
(mineralogy)
Na2CO3·10H2O A white, yellow, or gray mineral that crystallizes in the monoclinic system, is soluble in water, and generally occurs in solution or in saline residues.
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They also argue that 75 per cent of the world's lesser flamingos born around Lake Natron in Tanzania will be affected by the diversion of River Mara's waters into Ewaso Ngiro, which empties its waters into Natron, as the higher water volumes will flood their birds' nesting sites.
from an employee at Natron, also commonly known as Jasper Mill, reporting there was an armed man shooting in the parking lot.
According photographer Nick Brandt, who captured petrified creatures in his new book, 'Across the Ravaged Land', he unexpectedly found birds and bats washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania.
The white patterns in the ice are formed by air bubbles and cracks: ABOVE RIGHT: salt marshes on the southern bank of Lake Natron, Tanzania.
The so-called "breakers of the dead", the morticians who did the embalming, entered the corpse through its side, took out the vital organs which were put into sealed jars, and refilled the body with dry natron.
MUSIC - ROCK/POP CARDIFF: Bogiez (029 2039 6590), Mumakil, Natron.
Trou au Natron is a volcano in the nation of Chad in Northern Africa.
And then there were endless opportunities for the bandage makers; the natron salt manufacturers, without which mummies would have turned to gelatinous sludge; the sarcophagus chisellers and face mask painters.
And Tanzania has 49 such sites and wonders spread across the country, the most famous being Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorogoro Crater, the Olduvai Gorge, the Laetoli Footprints, Lake Victoria, Zanzibar, Lake Tanganyika, Mount Meru, Oldoinyo Lengai, Lake Natron and the Selous Game Reserve.
Game designer and author Jane McGonigal worked with teams at Playmatics and Natron Baxter to create Find the Future: The Game around the NYPL's collections.
Mummification took roughly 70 days, helped along by the salt compound, natron, and Egypt's dry climate.