Mummification is a relatively well-studied ancient ritual of preserving the dead bodies — mostly associated with the embalmed Egyptian mummies. However, surprisingly well-preserved remains discovered in the Philippines shed light on the existence of another kind of mummy fire. The uniqueness of the fire mummies of Cabana that, unlike most Antiques, they are still situated in a natural environment. Caves, keeping their secret, was repeatedly looted and currently are considered under threat of extinction.
In the body of fire mummy’s preserved internal organs. It is believed that the mummification process began during his lifetime, when a dying man was allowed to drink a salt drink a beginner to gradually dehydrate the body. After death continued a difficult process and sometimes takes several weeks or even months. The body is thoroughly washed and placed over a source of heat in a seated position. So ibaloi could fit in a cramped cave more remains. Body never directly exposed to open fire, but simply “Copts” over a smoldering fire. The heat from the smoke gradually completely led all the fluids from the body, leaving it stiff and dry.