Why were human bodies mummified?
they were mummified so there bodies could be reserved for the after life. they could be preserved so during the afterlife they could look healthy. The bodies could be preserved for many many years!
Egyptians believed in the after life so they would mummify bodies to prepare/preserve them for the afterlife. The bodies that were buried in pyramids were usually people of significance, they were buried with jewelry, clothes, money, furniture, and anything else that the Egyptians belived would help that person in the afterlife.