hello humans! today i am going to teach you about the priests from ancient Egypt.
this is where the priests are on the pyramid
There were many steps a priest had to take to be purified. He had to avoid certain foods, such as fish, that were associated with the lower classes. He had to cleanse his body by bathing in holy pools, three or four times a day. He also had to shave off his body hair. And he had to wear clothes made of linen cloth,
Priests had a special role to play in burial practices. Egyptians used a method called embalming to preserve bodies from decay. Priests oversaw this sacred ritual.
The embalming process had many steps. First, the embalmers removed the body's organs, such as the brain, lungs, and liver. They used hooks to pull the brain out through the nostrils. Only the heart was left in the body. Egyptians believed that the gods used the heart to judge a dead person's soul.
The High Priest advised the pharaoh and oversaw all religious ceremonies.