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The Process of Mummification & Life After Death.

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The Process of Mummification & Life After Death By Danica Jayme Life After Death In Ancient Egypt, all Egyptians believed in the afterlife. They spent most of their lives preparing for the afterlife. The Pharaohs built tombs so when they die, they can store their body and all of their treasures. The majority of the tombs were filled with models, drawings, sculptures and paintings. Egyptians carved his or her name in the tomb to protect the dead in the afterlife. Egyptians believed that they have to be judged by Osiris, the god of the underworld. The dead sums up his or her life, during the ritual identified as the weighing of the heart. ...read more.


Embalmers are people who treat preservatives in order to prevent decay. The head embalmer wears a jackal mask. He represents Anubis, the god of mummification. Before they can do anything, the embalmers have to remove every organ inside the person's body except the heart. They left the heart in the body because they believed that the heart was full of intelligence and emotion. Once the organs were removed from the body, the embalmers also mummified it and put in the jars. They placed the jars beside the tomb at the time of the burial. To the Egyptians, they believed that the brain was useless. They removed the brain by scooping it out through the nose with a wire. ...read more.


They stuffed the body so the body would remain the same shape as it was before. The embalmers put onions or painted white rocks in the eye socket, and beeswax in the nostrils. Inside the body where the organs used to be, they filled it up with spices and herbs. Once they body was all filled up, the embalmers finally closed it. Finally, the body was wrapped securely with many layers of linen. In between each layer, the embalmers placed jewellery and amulets. Over the heart, the embalmers placed a scarab beetle. At each layer of wrapping, a priest chanted spells and prayers. Once the embalmers finished wrapping the dead Egyptian, they placed the person into a burial sheet called a Shroud. Then they finally placed it in a coffin made out of stone called a sarcophagus. ...read more.

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