social studies - mummifcation
Updated: 9/9/2020
social studies - mummifcation

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  • First the body is washed down with water and salt. Next the brain is removed through the nostrils, and the rest of the organs where removed, by a cut in the side of the body but not the heart.
  • The liver, lungs, intestines, and stomach where kept in canopic jars. The body was then filled with myrrh, cassia and other spices..
  • Then the body was sewn up and was packed with a special salt called Natron for up to 70 days, which prevented the flesh from rotting. After that the body was shrivelled and dehydrated.
  • So they stuffed the body with sawdust and linen to bring it back into it's original shape, they oil the skin to soften it and add false eyes and a wig to make the corpse more life like
  • Next the body is coated in thick layers of resin to prevent mold, and then the body is wrapped in many layers of linen bandages
  • A face mask was made to look like the person so they were recognised when they went to the afterlife, the mask was placed on the head and the body was placed into the sarcophagus and was buried.