Egyptian Mummification and Beliefs

By Lillian Deep and Breanna Freeland

Egyptian Mummification

To give a soul use of its body in afterlife, mummification was used. This is perseving a dead body.

In the beginning of mummification, the dead body was buried in a shallow pit dug out of the desert sand.

Beliefs

Egyptians believed the soul would travel to another world during the day, and at night they would return to their bodies.

Beliefs

™Egyptians believed the soul would travel to another world during the day, and at night they would return to their bodies.

™In order for the person’s spirit to live forever, it had to be able to recognize and return to the body. If a spirit could not recognize the body it belonged to, it would die.

™This is why the Egyptians wanted to preserve the bodies of the dead in as lifelike a state as possible. Mummification guaranteed eternal life for the spirit.