Process of Mummification

Process of Mummification
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  • Hi there! My name is Nathan and I'm going to show the process of mummification.
  • But before we get into the mummification process, most people were buried in the desert and hoped there body survived. It was only meant for the wealthy and the important.
  • First, the body is washed. Then a slit is made on the body to remove the internal organs except the heart.
  • For 40 days, the body is covered and packed with Natron to dry. The body is then rubbed with oils.
  • Canopic jars are used to hold the 4 most vital organs, and the body is packed with sweet smelling herbs.
  • At this point, the wrapping begins. This process of wrapping the mummy can take up to fifteen days. Once that's finished, amulets are placed on the mummy. And finally, the mummy is placed into a coffin called a Sarcohpagus. And the Opening of the mouth ceremony begins.
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