12 step to make a mummy!...take alook on the process of embalming an Egyptian mummy

Have you ever thought before about how to make a mummy?..if you did, here is the process of embalming a mummy in about 55 days...

  • Get four jars to hold the liver, lungs, intestines and stomach. Keep the heart inside the body and discard the other internal body organs.
  • Poke a rod with a hook on it through the nasal cavity to pull out the brain. Stuff the head with tree resin and sawdust.
  • Soak the body in natron for 40 days, then put the body on an inclining couch so the liquids and natron fall to the bottom into a pan. Discard.
  • Rub the body with olibanum oil to make the skin supple.
  • Pack the body to make it more lifelike (with spices or sawdust).
  • Use wax to seal any incisions.
  • Tear fine linen into strips 16 yards long and 2-8 inches wide.
  • Wrap the smaller extremities (toes and fingers) first.
  • Next, wrap the limbs, and finally, the torso.
  • Sing appropriate chants over each body part.
  • Secure linen with tree resin.
  • Tuck in an amulet after every few layers.
there are some tips they have to be considered too..
  1. It'll be needed over 1000 yards of fine linen.
  2. The wrapping should take 15 days.
  3. Natron is a drying solution from the Nile area. It's similar to baking soda and salt
Now,what is your opinion?...it sounds easy..isn't it ;)
Anyway, Mummification in ancient Egypt was a very long and expensive process. From start to finish, it took about fifty to seventy days to embalm a body. Since the Egyptians believed that mummification was essential for passage to the afterlife, people were mummified and buried as well as they could possibly afford. High-ranking officials, priests and other nobles who had served the pharaoh and his queen had fairly elaborate burials. The pharaohs, who were believed to become gods when they died, had the most magnificent burials of all. In the case of a royal or noble burial, the embalmers set up workshops near the tomb of the mummy.

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