How the Egyptians made the mummies?
Ancient Egypt was ruled by pharaohs, powerful kings who were worshipped as gods. They are most famous today for their great pyramids and temples and treasure found in their tombs.
2.EGYPTIANS AND THEIR BELIEFS:
Ancient egyptians extremely believed in religion and ritual practices. One of their most famous ritual is preserving body after death.
Why did they preserved bodies?
They believed that if their body damaged after their death their spirit would suffer in after life.
So every Egyptian maked sure that their body wont get damage after death.
But do u wonder how they manage to preserve their bodies that even after thousands of years most of the mummies that archeologist got are still intact. How? It might sound little creepy but that methods worked very well.
These are the methods :
After washing their bodies in the wine, priest removed the internal organs. Special hooks were used to pull the brain out through nostrils, I said it would be creepy. The heart was left behind. Since Egyptians believed heart was the home of the soul.
2.DRYING OUT THE BODY:
The hollowed-out body was packed with bags of natron, a natural salt that drew water out of the flesh. It was left for 40 days until the natron finish its work.
3.WASHING THE CORPS:
Once the body was completely dried out. It was washed in wine to remove the salt, then packed with sawdust and resin soaked linene. The skin was rubbed with oils and perfumes and often painted with resin for extra protection.
4.WRAPPING IN THE BANDAGES:
The next step is to wrap the mummy in layers of bandages. Amulets were included to keep the spirit safe on its journey on the next world. The finishing touch was decorated mask.
5.INTO THE COFFIN:
The mummy was placed in coffin or sarcophagus, which was painted or carved with a likeness of the carved person. The mummies of rich people were enclosed in several coffins. Which in turn sat inside large wooden shrines.
At last we are the final stage, exactly after death, the mummy was laid to rest. A procession would carry the coffin and burial goods to the tomb. Often sealing them away so that robbers could not break in.
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