Mummification

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Mummification

  1. 1. Welcome to Mummification
  2. 2. Definition of Mummification <ul><li>Drying out a dead body to prevent it from rotting </li></ul><ul><li>Some Images for you to enjoy, sort of….. </li></ul>
  3. 14. Mummification… <ul><li>Having your body mummified was very EXPENSIVE </li></ul>
  4. 15. Why The Need To Mummify? <ul><li>1. Physical Body need to be preserved </li></ul><ul><li>2. Ensure a Safe Passage to the afterlife </li></ul><ul><li>3. King mummified so spirit would Recognize him in the afterlife. </li></ul>
  5. 16. Process of Mummification
  6. 17. 1. Announcement of Death <ul><li>Messenger Sent out to the streets to announce the dead. </li></ul>
  7. 18. 2. Embalming the Body <ul><li>Dead body brought to special tent for embalming </li></ul>
  8. 19. 3. Removal of Brain <ul><li>Egyptians thought brain was a Waste of space. </li></ul><ul><li>Method 1: Remove brain through the nose with a hook </li></ul><ul><li>Method 2. Mix up brain with wire and let it drain out through nose </li></ul>
  9. 20. 4. Removal of Internal Organs <ul><li>Liver </li></ul><ul><li>Lungs </li></ul><ul><li>Stomach </li></ul><ul><li>Intestines </li></ul><ul><li>--Method: small slit cut in stomach and organs pulled out. </li></ul><ul><li>**Organs then placed in Canopic Jars </li></ul>
  10. 21. 5. Drying out Process <ul><li>Method: Body placed on slab and covered with Natron Salt </li></ul><ul><li>40 Days </li></ul>
  11. 22. 6. Wrapping the body <ul><li>Hundreds of Yards of Linen </li></ul><ul><li>Shroud added at end to keep wrappings together </li></ul><ul><li>Body covered with “Mummia” to glue everything together. </li></ul>
  12. 23. 7. Final Procession <ul><li>People were paid to cry to show the gods the person was well loved </li></ul><ul><li>The more people crying, the better. </li></ul>
  13. 24. Ritual #1: Opening of the Mouth Ritual #2: Weighing of the Heart -Balanced: Immortality -Heart Heavier: horrible fate

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