Mummies

Learn how to mummify

MUMMIES

Mummies are people and animal bodies preserved by a custom way or by unusual conditions. As a rule mummies are from the ancient times. The word refers primarily to the burials found in Egypt, where the practice of mummifying was perfected over the centuries.

CLUES

Investigation of mummy remains have grown increasingly sophisticated with advances in dating and forensic science. Mummies provide clues to everyday life through such items like clothes, tools, and tattoos. Stomach contents may show data on substance and the local economy.

FIRST STEP

First the body is taken to the west side of the nile. After the body is cleaned with natron, salt, and water the body is taken to the wabet, a mud brick building.

SECOND STEP

Then a hook is put into the nose to break up the brain. After that you can turn the body over so the brain will flow out of the nose. Now put sawdust or resin in the head. After that you cut the stomach open and take out the lungs, stomach, intestines, and the liver. You do that for that the god of the lungs, stomach, and liver. Clean the body with palm wine and spices. Pack the body with dried straw or grass to help it from losing its shape. Place the body on a slopped table, cover with natron salt and allow it to dry for about 40 days.

THIRD STEP

Now seal the cut on the stomach with wax or resin, then cover it with Two Finger Amulet for protection against infections. After the body has been covered with resin, now wrap it up with 375m2 of linen fabric. Place the mask over the face of the mummy.

FINAL STEP

Finally you place the mummy in a special coffin called sarcophagus and put the stuff that the mummy will need in its afterlife inside of the wrapping and on the and on the mummy. Finally you can take the mummy to its final place where the ceremony will be held and the mummy is placed inside of the tomb, and it will go to its afterlife.