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