||These are conopic jars. This is where the Egyptians
put the Mummy's brains & guts. Followers believed the pharaohs used
them in the after life.
Duamutef (the jackal), guarded the stomach .
Qebehsenuef (the falcon) guarded the intestines
Hapy (the baboon), guarded the lungs.
Imsety ( with a person's head) guarded the liver.
|| This is an ancient Egyptian God performing
the Mummification Process. Now, I will tell you a little about the process
1st, the body was washed out with wines & spices. 2nd, the body was
covered and packed with strong drying salt. (natron). While the body
was drying, the organs were also dried. When the body was dried,
it had shrunken; the natron was removed, The body was again washed out
with wines & spices, then the body was packed with materials , so it
regained the form it had in life. This could take a week. Now, the body
is draped with jewelry and gems. Next the body was wrapped in linen and
magical objects the protect the body. The body was put in wooden coffins
and then the sarcophagus that had a self portrait on it. This process
is so efficient that most mummy bodies have not decayed.
I got this information for this report from Emily and Amanda's reports.
The are both 6th graders at Apple
||This is the sphinx. Some bodies were kept in
sphinxes like this.
||This is an example of a mummy case in which the Egyptians
stored the mummified bodies.
Materials: manila paper (9x12)
card board strips
pattern of mummy case
Time: two 50 minute class periods
Project: 1. students trace pattern on manila paper
2. cut out
3. draw in pencil, a face ,a design
4. Color parts of case with crayon
5. Outline with marker
6. Use gold paint to accent design
7. Print designs with cardboard and bubble wrap.
This lesson was provided by Kirsten Steward
Bright Local Schools
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