Egyptian Mummification and Beliefs
By Lillian Deep and Breanna Freeland
To preserve, the brain and all internal organs were removed.
The body cavity was stuffed with linen or linen and sawdust soaked in resin.
This helped the mummy keep its shape.
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.