Egyptian mummification

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Steps on how to mummify a body from Ancient Egyptian times

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  • In Egyptian times...
  • If a pharaoh fell ill and died they would have the body mummified. These are the steps on how to mummify a body.
  • I am the embalmer, Egyptian's believed that the dead body neede to be preserved so the soul could recognize it after death. We first remove the brain, to do this we put a metal stick up the nose and mix the brain until broken. We pull the pieces of brain out of the nose with the hook.
  • Next we remove the Internal Organs. The intestines are put in the Aebehsences jar, the stomach is put in the Duamutef jar, the liver is put in the Imstev jar and the lungs are put in the Hapy jar.Egyptins believed the heart was the way we think of the brain.
  • We now can pack the body with Natron a sort of sal, and keep it like this for 40 days. This makes the body dry all the moisture out. After that we cover the body with Resin which hardens the skin.
  • Lastly we can wrap the body with linen placing amulets over the neck, upper abdomen, over the heart and on the lower abdomen. These amules represented stability, rebirth, protection of the heart and good health.
  • We now put the mummy in a case which is the shape of a human whilst a Sarophagus was a box the case is placed in. We paint the eye of Horus on the side of the coffin which allowed him to see through the coffin wall for all eternity.
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