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Unformatted text preview: You wouldn’t want to be Y ou wouldn’t want to be an Egyptian mummy! Introduction Introduction Ancient Egypt began about 5000 years Ancient ago beside the river Nile. ago The pharoahs had huge monuments built The for them so they would always be remembered. Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife Dead? Ancient Egyptians take a lot of trouble Ancient preparing for the afterlife preparing The bodies are preserved by embalming The and mummification. and Removing the organs Removing After your body has been cleaned, it is taken to After the place of embalming called the wabet. wabet. A slicer priest will make a long cut alongside slicer the left side of your stomach. Natron salt is used to dry out your Natron body once the organs have been removed. Storing the organs Storing Your liver, lungs, stomach and intestines are removed Your through the incision in your stomach and then stored in canopic jars. Each jar is protected by one of the four sons of the God Horus and the lid of the jar is shaped like it’s protectors head. The body is washed out with palm wine and will be The soaked in natron for 40 days to dry it out. soaked Which organ is not removed? Get stuffed! Get After 40 days your skin will be shrivelled and After you will look like a piece of old leather. So your skin is rubbed with oils to make it softer. skin The empty space where your organs were will The be stuffed with sawdust and rags. be With some false eyes and hair you will almost With look alive again. look Wrapped and ready Wrapped The embalmers work is almost The done and soon you will be a mummy. It will take 15 days to wrap you It up and you will need 20 layers of bandages. If you were sensible you would have saved linen for the whole of your life for this purpose. Resin was use to glue the Resin bandages together. What bandages did the Egyptians use? The coffins The Once wrapped up you will Once need a good wooden coffin. The coffins should have The pictures of Gods on them and lots of hieroglyphics. lots A nest of coffins will be placed nest in your tomb, inside a stone coffin called a sacrcophagus. sacrcophagus. What a mummy needs for a blissful afterlife…. blissful Have the wall of your tomb painted Have with pictures of you. with Stock your tomb with food, clothes. Stock Weapons, furniture and tools. It is the duty of your relatives to It bring you gifts of food, so you don’t go hungry go The end The Once your tomb has Once been sealed, your soul will battle its way through the underworld and your heart will be weighed against the feather of truth. Quick quiz Quick Why was Why Tutankhamun’s body not preserved well? preserved The embalmers used too The much oil and his flesh stuck to the sides of the coffin. coffin. What is Natron? A natural salt used to dry natural out the body. out Who is the God of Who embalming? embalming? Anubis- a jackal headed AnubisGod. God. Quick quiz Quick How many days is the How body left before it is stuffed? stuffed? 40 What wine was use to What clean the body? clean Palm wine What is a canopic What jar? jar? Four jars in which the Four embalmed stomach, lungs, liver and intestines were stored. intestines ...
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