Ensure your pharaoh makes it tothe afterlife safely!
So, your beloved pharaoh has justdied—what do you do now? Youmust make sure to mummify himcorrectly; any small mistake couldjeopardize his chances for eternallife! But not to worry, just followthis easy, step-by-step guide toensure that your holy leadercontinues to live life everlasting.
First, make surethe kingdomknows the news.Send amessenger to thecity streets to cryout theannouncement.
Rinse the body with water fromthe Nile (yes, again).
Cover the body with fragrant oils (werecommend myrrh, sandalwood, attarof roses, and/or cedar).
Stuff the body with drymaterials, such assawdust, leaves, and/or linen. Becareful not to use too much or toolittle—you don’t want to disfigurethe body!
Cover the body with morefragrant oils, for good measure.
Place the dried organs in thecorresponding canopic jars. Makesure they are packed tight with natron.
Imsety, the human-headed godlooks after the liver.Hapy, the baboon-headedgod looks after the lungsDuamutef, the jackal-headedgod looks after the stomachQebehsenuef, the falcon-headedgod looks after the intestines.
You will need a specialslatted table for thisprocess. This is so youcan wrap around thebody without having tokeep turning it over.
Place the sacredamulets on the body.The most important isthe Ankh to protect thewelfare of thedeceased.“The amulet is a protectionfor this Great One, which willdrive off anyone who wouldperform a criminal actagainst him.” - The Book of theDead, 156th spell.
Read the appropriate spells fromThe Book of the Dead to ensureprotection and a safe passage forthe soul.
Tie the arms andlegs together.Remember toplace a copy ofThe Book of theDead betweenthe arms.