Egypt Part II

Egypt Part II - Egypt Part I o Process of Mummification:...

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Egypt Part I o Process of Mummification: Slit side, pull out organs to avoid smell, put them in jars Put sweet smelling salts in stomach Thought intelligence was in heart To get rid of brain- Put hook up nose and pull brain out Put hydrochloric drops into brain and melts it and then it all drips out Always thrown away Put body into Natran for 70 days (similar to putting it into sand) Have mummy that will last 4000-5000+ years Sidenote: accidents during mummification process: Neck snapped in half b/c it got too scrawny Took stick, jammed one end into body, put head onto other side No one discovered stick until body cat scanned 4000 years later Woman had priests stuff her cheeks with cotton, but stuff too much and both cheeks ripped off, were sewed back on When realizing need to protect body from elements: o Mastiva, bench, over body til 2500 BC o Step Pyramid of Djoser 2686 BC (first real pyramid in Egypt) Built by Imhotep
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