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A mummy in Ancient Egypt is a body that has been preserved and carefully designed to last for an eternity. The process was long and tedious; however, essential for an Egyptian as it meant an existence in the Afterlife. The priests who performed this sacred ritual went to great lengths to ensure their mummies were carefully anointed, wrapped, and packaged. After the painstaking process was completed, these ancient packages were laid to rest inside a tomb or mass burial site. A mummy gives us a tiny glimpse into the life of an Ancient Egyptian—some royal and some everyday citizens.