What are mummies?
Mummies are dried, preserved bodies. There are many myths about mummies
curses and mummies coming to life, but none of them are true. Ancient Egyptians
preserved the people's body because they believed there was an afterlife,
and they couldn't live through it if they didn't have their body preserved.
Here is the process used to make a mummy:
1: The brain is taken out of
the body through the nose and discarded (They didn't know what it was for,
so thought it was useless and threw it away).
2: The body is opened by a cut
in the left flank.
3: All internal organs are removed
and put in canopic jars, except the heart, because they believed it held
the person's essence.
4: The body is placed in a large
jar with natron up to the neck.
5: The body is left in the jar
for several weeks, so the skin and fat become dissolved.
6: The body is taken out of
the jar, washed, then dried.
7: The skull and body are filled
8: The body is covered with
a paste made from resin and fat.
9: Lastly, the body is wrapped
in many layers of linen, with amulets put in between.
This whole process takes around
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