Why did Egyptians mummify their dead?
Egyptians mummified their dead because they wanted to have all their earthly pleasures in the after life.
What were Canopic Jars used for?
Canopic jars were used to store internal organs. They were believed to protect them.
What is the Opening of the mouth?
The opening of the mouth the mummies lips were touched and sprinkled with water. Without this the person would not be able to eat, drink or move around in the afterlife.
As much as possible of the brain is removed through the nostrils with an iron hook. What cannot be reached is rinsed out with drugs.
flank is laid open with a flint knife and the whole contents of the abdomen is removed
The cavity is then thoroughly rinsed and washed out, first with palm wine and again with an infusion of pounded spices.
Filled with every aromatic substance except for frankincense
body is sewn up again and placed in Natrum and covered completely for 70 days.
Body is washed and wrapped from head to foot in linen cut into strips and smeared on the underside with gum
body is placed in a wooden box shaped like a human figure
mummy is placed with their worldly possessions in their tomb