Embalming is the practice of preserving human remains with chemicals to forestall decomposition. It was once widely used in North America and Europe, while it has been historically employed in many other cultures around the world as well. In some countries (such as Germany), only licensed professionals can be involved with the process for safety […]

History of Embalming

The word “embalming” comes from the Arabic term, “al-buhl.” It was introduced in Egypt sometime around 2600 BC when it was discovered that mummification reduced decomposition by inhibiting bacterial growth and destroying enzymes responsible for breaking down cells. Originally, embalmers used resins such as frankincense or myrrh to dry out organs before packing them with […]

History of the Government  in Phoenix Arizona

The first governing structure in Phoenix was a Board of Trustees, with members appointed by the Territorial Governor. This board would set policy for Phoenix until 1881 when the city began operating under a Council-Manager form of government. In 1890, an elected mayor was introduced to the Council-Manager system which then became known as Mayor […]