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Mummification in Ancient Egypt

That science remained one of the secrets of the Pharaohs, and we did not even know about it except what the Greek historian Herodotus said. He wrote down some methods of mummification during his visit to Egypt in the fifth century BC, but with the recent discoveries we have increased information about that science, especially when the American mission from The American University discovered the Cemetery No. 63 in the Valley of the Kings, which contained eight coffins, including remnants of tools and materials for mummification, which was used to preserve the mummy of King Tutankhamen, which opened a big door to reveal his hidden secrets.The preservation of bodies from the decay and decomposition was one of the most important mysteries of the ancient Egyptians, which they desperately kept. The Egyptians have always said that the spirit that left the body at death will return. And they haven’t used the artificial ways. That is why they were content to bury the dead in craters in the sandy land of the desert, They are wrapped in several folds of linen or skin of different animals or with some twigs. The internal gut helped save the body from corruption and decomposition as it appears In the bodies discovered and contemporary for the period between 8000 – 5000 BC. This method remained the natural preservation of the bodies unchanged to the beginning of the era of the families where they have been on the decorating. The bodies are decorated with colored bracelets and wrapped in several successive folds of woven linen.

You can see several examples of mummies at the mummies room inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, or the two mummies in display at the funerary collection of Yuya and Thuya at the second floor, even there is an area specialized for animal mummies as ancient Egyptians gave some animals a special respect and some of them were considered to be deities and gods in ancient Egypt. This is possible when you book one of Egypt Day Tours, to have an exceptional Cairo Half Day Tour to the Egyptian Museum, also our Cairo Stopover Transit Tour covers Cairo Sightseeing Tours to The Egyptian Museum, Coptic and Islamic Cairo as well. And certainly, you will see the artifacts in the Egyptian Museum at many of our Egypt Travel Packages.

Travel to Egypt to visit the Egyptian temples and pyramids to learn more about the mythology and hundreds of Gods worshipped by the Pharaohs who were very much like humans they loved and hated, they felt jealous and fought and died during an amazing myth full of joyful, action and dramatic events that inspired modern movie directors and producers to create world-famous movies about the grandeur of the Pharaohs and the Gods they worshipped. Spend a few days to visit Abydos, Giza, Luxor, Aswan to see the tombs of the Pharaohs adorned with very clear, detailed and beautifully painted scenes of the various deities of ancient Egypt as well as many other sites, cities, adventures and things to do in Cairo, you can try and book one of our range of Egypt tours and Egypt Travel Packages many privately guided groups of Cairo day tours from airport and Egypt day tours to explore the capital city of Egypt, Cairo you can check a lot of Egypt itineraries or go on one of our full Cairo Day tours like:

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