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  • First, his body is taken to the tent known as 'ibu' or the 'place of purification'
  • One of the embalmer's men makes a cut in the left side of important is remove the organs
  • The body is now covered and stuffed with natron which will dry it out.rags from the embalming process will be saved and buried along with the body.
  • After forty days the body is washed again with water from the Nile. Then it is covered with oils to help the skin stay elastic.
  • The dehydrated internal organs are wrapped in linen and returned to the body.The body is stuffed with dry materials such as sawdust, leaves and linen so that it looks lifelike.Finally the body is covered again with good-smelling oils. It is now ready to be wrapped in linen.
  • In the past, when the internal organs were removed from a body they were placed in hollow canopic jars. Over many years the embalming practices changed and embalmers began returning internal organs to bodies after the organs had been dried in natron. However, solid wood or stone canopic jars were still buried with the mummy to symbolically protect the internal organs.
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