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mummification

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CARLA HOLMES

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Mummification
Maddilyn and Sandra-grace
One of the embalmer's men makes a cut in the left side of the body and removes many of the internal organs.It is important to remove these because they are the first part of the body to decompose.
during this process the liver,lungs,stomach and intestines are washed and packed in natron this drys them out but the heart is not taken out because it is considered to be the centre of intelligence and felling and the man will need it in the afterlife.
After forty days the body is washed again with water from the Nile River. Then it is covered with oils to help the skin stay elastic. The dehydrated internel organs are wrapped in linen and returned to the body. The body is stuffed with dry materials such as sawdust,leaves and linen so that it looks lifelike. Finally the body is covered again with good smelling oils. It is now ready to be wrapped in linen. In the peast when the internel organs were removed from a body they were placed in hollow canopic jars. Over many years the embalming changed and embalmers began returning internel organs to bodies after the organs had been dried in natron. However solid wood or stone canopic jars were still buried with the mummy to symbolically protect the internel organs. Imsety the human headed god looks after the liver. Hapy the baboon headed god looks after the lungs. Duamutef the jackel headed god looks after the stomah.Qbehsenuef the falcon headed god looks after the intestines.
First his/her body is taken to the tent known as 'ibu' or the place of purification. There the embalmers
Mummification
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The steps of mummification
wash his/her body with good-smelling palm wine and rinse with water from the Nile River
They used a hook to remove the brain. The body is now covered and stuffed with natron wich will dry it out. All of the fluids and rags from the embalming process will be saved and buried along with the body.
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