Mummification in Egypt

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Post  Roberta2000 on Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:55 pm

Mummification was the process of slowly drying a dead body to prevent it from rotting, the Egyptians did this to preserve the body after death, and this was part of the Egyptian’s religion. Priests did this process. It was primarily for wealthy families who could afford it. First they would pull the brain out of the nose using a hook. Then they would make a cut on the left side of the body and remove all the internal organs. Then they would dry all these organs and place them inside jars, but they would place the dry heart back inside the body. After this, they would rinse the body with wine and spices. Finally they would cover the corpse with salt for 70 days and after the 70 days Priests would wrap the body with linen and place it in the coffin. Some of them would also be buried with their servants and belongings because they believed in the afterlife. A lot of these mummified bodies have been found and they have been preserved very well!

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Post  isaacbueno.4 on Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:47 am

Roberta this is very interesting how Ancient Egypt used to mummified their pharaoh and priests. Something I see is that mummification you leave the body to dried up so it can’t rotten, which is different than other humans who doesn’t dried their dead. Another thing is that only wealthy people could afford for mummification, and looks like they were very intelligent, because they had a method to extract the brain through the nose. Something that was surprising for me was that they took seventy days for the process of covering the body with salt. Very Happy

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Post  Omeara on Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:37 pm

Their religion was clearly very different from ours. I imagine they did many more weird things as well, apart from mummification.

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Post  marcosloinaz on Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:02 pm

cool awesome explanation. Did you know that only the richest people got mummified? Only if you were at the top two stages of the pyramids you got mummified. Very good job!!! Very Happy

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Post  dashas on Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:46 pm

Nice explained topic, good job! Did you know that pharaohs had their arms crossed on their chest and had the atributes of power in their hands?

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Post  Ophirkes on Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:04 pm

Wow! Great explanation of the subject! There is one thing I think we both agree on…it’s a disgusting process, which for some people is actually called religion. It’s normal for them to do such things. Mummification was something that kings and priests did, more people did it too, but only the wealthy could afford it. One thing you forgot to mention was that Kings and Priests were mummified a little differently. Priests had their hands placed on their laps, while Kings had them crossed over their chests with their “stick” that shows their power. Now a day, we have the privilege of knowing which were the kings and which were the priests.

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