mummification was the process the Egyptians used to preserve the body for the afterlife. The process includes removing organs and bodily fluids from the body.
Step One: Announce Death Tell family and friends that the person has passed away
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Fun fact: embalmers sometimes could not even stand the smell so they had to leave the room!
Step Two: Embalming Embalming was the step that the embalmers would but chemicals on the body to prevent decomposition.
Step Three: Remove Brain and Organs They take out the brian and organs using tools such as hooks and put them into jars called canopic jars
Step Four: Dry out the body For 40 days the Egyptians would leave the bodies in the sun to dry out they put natron a salt to help dry up bodily fluids and water in the body
Step Five: Wrap the body the Egyptians would put oils and jewels on the body then wrap it in the fabri. Papyrus and other gems were placed between the folds
Fun fact: sometimes Egyptians would put false lashes and makeup on the mummy so The dead person's soul could recognize its owner
More About Mummification Mummification was very important for the Egyptians because it gave them assurance that the person made it successfully to the afterlife. Many ceremonies and celebration happened when the mummification process was going on. Songs were sung and the funerals were very elaborate.