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Making an Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Making an Ancient Egyptian Mummy
Making an Ancient Egyptian Mummy The ancient Egyptians believed that, after death, the body was the home of the individual's spirit as he or she journeyed through the after-life. If the body was destroyed through decomposition, there was danger that the spirit would also be destroyed. Preserving the body in as close to its life-like condition would assure the preservation of the individual's spiritual essence. "Mummification," the process of preserving the integrity of an individual through embalming the body of the deceased, was the ancient Egyptian answer to the problem. It is believed that the process of mummification was developed at least 2,500 years before the birth of Christ. The Greek historian Herodotus described the ancient Egyptian methods of mummification around the year 450 BC. "The embalmers, when a corpse is brought to them, show the relatives wooden models of dead bodies, as accurate as a painting. "That is the most expensive way.

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