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Why were people mummified?
WHY WERE PEOPLE MUMMIFIED?
The Ancient Egyptians believed that the body was the house for the soul
Even after death, the Egyptians believed the spirit could only live on if the body was preserved forever
The Egyptians also believed that if the body was lost, so too was the spirit
The egyptians believed that when someone died their soul left their body
The soul would then return and be reunited with the body after it was buried
How were people mummified?
HOW WERE PEOPLE MUMMIFIED ?
70 days were required to prepare a mummy
4 organs were removed during mummification (lungs, liver, stomach, intestines
The cutter cut the body on the left side of the abdomen to remove the organs
The embalmer inserted natron packets throughout the body
The natron packets were left in the body for 35 days
Some Cool Facts about mummies
SOME COOL FACTS ABOUT MUMMIES
6 chariots were entombed with king tut
1 mummy has been issues his own passport
Ancient egyptians started making mummies around 3400 b.c
Mummies were not always wrapped up in the same position
Most royal males were positioned with their arms crossed over their chest
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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMIES
BY RAMI HASSAN