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Comparing Ancient Egyptian Burial Customs to Present Day Bur
Transcript of Comparing Ancient Egyptian Burial Customs to Present Day Bur
Made By Charlotte Singer
Compare and Contrast
Ancient Egyptian Burial Process
Comparing Ancient Egyptian Burial Customs to Present Day Burial Customs
Step 1: Organ Removal
A special priest removes the organs from the body. They then places the lungs, liver, intestines, and stomach in special jars called "canopic jars".
Step 2 : Salt Embalming
A special priest rubs the corpse with a salt mixture to help preserve the body.
Step 3 : Wrapping and Decorating of the Body
A special priest wraps the body in linen strips before placing it in a sarcophagus.
Step 4 : Burial
After a special priest chants hymns and prayers over the sarcophagus, the sarcophagus is placed in a tomb.
Step 1 : Body is sent to a morgue to be autopsied
Step 2 : Body is Cremated
Step 2 : Body is Embalmed with Chemicals, Placed in Coffin, and Buried
Ancient Egyptian vs. Modern Day
Bodies are embalmed
Bodies can be buried in some type of enclosed casket
Special Procedures are performed
Placed organs in canopic jars
Embalmed bodies with
Procedure is performed by priest
Bodies can be cremated
Embalm bodies with
Procedure is performed by mortician
The modern day and ancient egyptian burial processes are very different, but, they also have some things in common.