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The Secret of Egyptian Mummification Process

The Practice of Mummification in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian civilization has always piqued interest, especially the mummies discovered in secret tombs. A close examination of a mummy reveals a great deal about the ancient Egyptians. What was the mummification process like, and were all mummies the same?

Egyptian mummification, or the process of treating a deceased person, This method relies on the removal of all moisture from the body, leaving only a dried form that is resistant to decay.

The priests in charge of the mummification process first insert a hook into a cavity near the nose and take out a portion of the brain. Then they make a cut near the tummy on the left side of the body to remove all internal organs and wait for the internal organs to dry. Finally, they put the lungs, intestines, stomach, and liver in Canopic jars, which are made of alabaster and most of which can be seen at the Egyptian Museum.

Priests in Ancient Egypt used four alabaster jars. The first one had a human head and could hold and shield the liver from the dead king's organs. It's named Imsety, by the way. The second Jar, Qebehsenuf, had a falcon's head on it and could hold and secure the intestines. The third jar, which had a baboon's head, held and covered the lungs, and was named Happy. The last one, Duamatef, had the head of a jackal and held and covered the stomach.

Both of them On the 2nd floor of The Museum of Cairo, it is easy to see. Some of the Kings Mummies were found in The Egyptian Museum's Mammy Room, while the rest were found in the Valley of the Kings and were in good condition.

By just looking at a mummy, we get to know so much about life in ancient Egypt.

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