Some tools that were used for mummification were linen, sawdust, and straw.
Mummification By: Connor Cahill
Mummification was something very important to the Egyptian culture. The process itself took 70 days!
The second step would be to make a slit in the abdomen, remove the organs, and mummify them. Then, they would but the organs in the canopic jars above. After they dried, they were put back into the body
The first step taken would be to remove the brain with a hook.
The Egyptians didn't think that the brain was useful, as they thought the heart was more useful than the brain.
Mummification was done because it prepared the person being mummified for the afterlife
The fourth step would be to wash and clean the body forty days later. Then the fifth step would be to stuff and sew the abdominal cavity shut.
The third step would be to dry the body using natron, or salt.
One spell that was used was a spell that can only say when the mummy has a red amulet on his/her neck during wrapping. It was supposed to give the person good luck in the afterlife.
Then, the sixth step would be to wrap the body with layers of linen.
Then, the 7th step would be to cover the mummy in mummia (glue).
Mummies were buried with everything they needed in the afterlife
The last step would be to place the body in a series of coffins and sarcophagus.
The eighth step would be to lay a funerary mask over the body.
Priests and Egyptians were needed for the job of mummification.
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