Mummies

A mummy is the body of a person (or an animal) that has been preserved after death. Their organs (apart from the heart) are removed and placed in canopic jars. The bodies then go through a 70-day process before being wrapped in linen bandages.

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Who played anaksunamun in the mummy?

Patricia Velasquez was born in Guajira, Venezuela on January 31, 1971.

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Are pyramids symmetrical?

The term "pyramid" denotes a solid with a polygonal base and triangular sides (all converging at the same point. As such is does not have to have any axis of symmetry. There are pyramids that do have an axis of symmetry and ones with planes of symmetry.

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What are the mummy wrappings called?

According to documented research and the works in Civilization Museums, the burial linen used to wrap a corpse was provided by the family of the deceased, it was usually made from old bed sheets or clothing. There were around 35 layers of wrappingsor (strapping).

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Why did they mummify pharaohs?

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What are the main ten steps of mummification?

1. it dies.

2. ya take out the brains and all the organs except the heart.

3. ya bury the body and put salt on it. Dig it up 40 days later.

4. Smear incense and oils all over the corpse's skin.

5. Ya wrap it in cloth.

6. ya bury the stiff.

ya welcome i know it isn't the best answer out there but if you werent to lazy to research it yourself then ya coulda gotten a better answer

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What are Pharaoh graves called?

Pharaoh's graves are known as tombs.

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Why do you mummify bodies?

The Ancient Egyptians strongly believed in an afterlife, that's why they tried to preserve the bodies as well as they could so that the deceased could survive in the afterlife.

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Did mummies exist in ancient Egypt?

Um, YES where do yo read about mummies! ANCIENT EGYPT!

Another user:Thats pretty mean and mummies aren't only in Egypt since animals or people can be naturally mummified

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What jars were used to preserve internal organs for mummies?

The jars used to preserve the internal organs were called canoptic jars which later on, became symbolic instead of literally containing the organs.

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What is a sarcophagus?

A sarcophagus is a stone container for a coffin or body. The word comes from Greek "sarx" meaning "flesh", and "phagein" meaning "to eat", so sarcophagus means "eater of flesh"....

Sarcophagi were usually made by being carved, decorated or built ornately. Some were built to be freestanding above ground, as a part of an elaborate tomb or tombs. Others were made for burial, or were placed in crypts. In Ancient Egypt, a sarcophagus was usually the external layer of protection for a royal mummy, with several layers of coffins nested within.
Sarcophagus: a coffin-like structure, hollow, used as a way to respect the dead by egyptians

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What organs were thrown away in the mummification process?

The lungs, liver, stomach, and intestines were kept in a separate canopic jars for eventual deposit in the burial chamber with the corpse. The brain was extracted through the nostrils and discarded. The Egyptians did not attach any special significance to the brain. But they left in place the heart, necessary for life and regarded as the seat of intelligence.

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Why did the egyptians use the mummification process?

They used mummification to preserve the deseased body so that the soul was capable of moving on to the afterlife. The hot sand of the desert would dry out the body and the deseased wasn't able to make their way into the afterlife.
Egyptians believed that the human soul was connected to their hearts. So they wanted to protect it and preserve the dead.

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Why did the ancient Egyptians mummify their dead?

The ancient Egyptians believed that when someone died, their soul left their body. The soul would then return and be reunited with the body after it was buried. However, the soul needed to be able to find and recognize the body in order to live forever. This was the reason for its preservation.

Mummification prevented the body from immediately deteriorating. This allowed the body to exist in the afterlife, although not necessarily only within the tomb. The afterlife was another world entirely, and some slaves were killed and entombed separately, although this later included doll-like replicas that would be given life by the gods in order to serve the pharaoh.

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Example of pyramid poem?

An example coud be:

Scarecrow

Tattered, lonely

Waiting, scaring, decorating

How long will he stay? Who knows?

A pyramid poem is a poem written in the shape of a pyramid, as shown. If you want to make your own pyramid poem, you'd have to use this small guide:

Line 1: Noun, subject of the poem

Line 2: Two adjectives

Line 3: Three verbs with -ing

Line 4: A question and a statement (or two questions or two statements)

Shark

Clever, Anry

Perching, scowering, thinking

He's waiting for his prey. Will he go hungry tonight?

Sorry it won't let me put in the center of the page.

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Were ancient egyptians violent can you explain it?

They were not violent at all really. When Alexander the Great (Right?)came to conquer them he didn't really have to do anything, they just considered him a god and he became their emperor :p.

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Where does a sarcophagus go in?

A room.

(That's not to be sarcastic either. Don't sarcophagus's go into giant rooms deep inside pyramids?)

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What land in Egypt did Cleopatra rule?

Cleopatra ruled the whole of Egypt, as did all Pharaohs.

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Did Mesopotamia use mummification?

yes

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What were the Pharaohs buried with?

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The pharaohs were buried with their organs such as their intestants, livers, brains.They were also buried with a guide book called the Book of Dead which was used to guide the pharaohs for there after life. The Pharaoh was also buried with his pets, and meals for the after-life. But the most valubale object that was buried with them was their riches, such as gold, silver etc.

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What is a cloth wrap called in Swahili?

Kanga

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Where do they put the organs of the mummy?

In jars near the body so that in the "Afterlife" they could be used again.

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What did the Egyptians use to wrap mummies?

They used a material called linen.

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How were mummies made?

How Mummies Were Made

First the brain was taken out. There were three different ways to extract the brain, used in different time periods that mummies were made:

  • In the early times, the brain was taken out by sticking a hook up the nose until it grabbed the brain so that they could pull it out through the nostrils.
  • Later, they would take one of the eyes out and pull the brain out by sticking a hook into the hole where the optic nerve connected to the brain.
  • The last mummies made in Egypt had their brains extracted by poking a small hole in the scull in the back of the head.

After the brain was taken out, the lungs, stomach, liver and intestines were taken out through an incision in the left side of the body, embalmed, and put in canopic jars. To fill the empty space in the body, bags of natron and sweet-smelling spices were placed inside the body. Originally, the heart was left in because it was thought to be easier for Anubis to weigh the heart against a feather to see if the person had led and honest life. In later times, the heart was taken out, embalmed and replaced by a stone scarab amulet as a symbol of renewed life.

The hole where the internal organs were taken out was covered with an embossed golden panel that had a picture of the eye of Udjat, the magic eye of Horus, who protected the dead.

Then the body was covered with natron and put on a slanted table with a jar at the bottom, near the lower end, so that the water extracted could be collected. The natron also acted as a fat dissolver and a weak antiseptic. The body was dried out for forty days.

After forty days, the mummy was cleaned off with oils and brushes so that no water would get into the body.

In later times, the mummy had a layer of tree sap, or resin, put on it to help preserve it. To keep the skin soft and smooth, it was rubbed with gum, cedar oil, wax and natron.

Then the body was covered with jewelry and sacred necklaces. Before the mummy was put in the coffins and sarcophagus, it was wrapped with many layers of linen strips.

Small dolls that looked like the mummy, called shabtis, were put in the wrappings. They were supposed to work in the fields for the mummy in the next life.

Finally, the mummy was put in three coffins and the sarcophagus, which was already in the tomb.

The whole embalming process took seventy days.
you have a dead body put it in oil and bandeges.
The embalmers make a cut in the left side of the body with a flint knife and remove all the organs; the brain was drawn out through the nose and the eyes were also taken out and replaced with linen. They were dried out and stored in special vessels called "Canopic Jars". The heart was not removed, it was left in the body. They packed it with dry materials like leaves or sawdust, to keep a life like look in the sunken parts where the organs were. Then it got wrapped in linen bandages and placed in a stone coffin called a sarcophagus. they are not coffins
1) First the price was agreed, as it took a while to make a mummy.

2) The body was washed in palm wine and rinsed in water from the River Nile.

3) It was taken to the embalming hall where the actual embalming process would take place.

4) Then a small hook on a short pole was pushed up the nostril and punctured through to the brain. They wiggled it around and pulled out the brain. The brain was thrown away because they thought the heart was the most important organ.

5) The brain fluid was drained out and the cavity where the brain was was filled with tree resin to prevent the skull from collapsing.

6) An incision was made in the side of the body and the stomach, intestines, lungs and liver were removed.

7) The organs were placed in canopic jars, which were usually had carved stoppers in the shape of the heads of the four sons of Horus - Imsety, in human form, who protected the liver - Hapi, in baboon form, who protected the lungs - Duamutef, in jackal form, protected the stomach - and Qebehsenuef, in hawk form, who protected the intestines. The organs needed protection because it was thought the person who was being mummified would need them in the afterlife.

8) The cavities were packed with natron.

9) The moisture in the body was absorbed by the natron, and the natron was removed.

10) The body was again washed with water and anointed with spices, oils, resins and herbs.

11) The cavity was packed with linen or straw soaked in the same oils etc.

12) The incisions were sewn back together.

13) The corpse was covered with many layers of linen, coated in resin.

14) Many amulets were inserted into the linens, some "magical" and all to help the person succeed in the tests they believed were waiting for them in the afterlife.

The necessary rituals and proccesses took about 70 days in total.

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Put in salt to dry it out and then rubbed in oils and then its organs, minus the heart. Is put in canopic jars and then their brain is pulled out and smashed because apparently it is useless
Put in salt to dry it out and then rubbed in oils and then its organs, minus the heart. Is put in canopic jars and then their brain is pulled out and smashed because apparently it is useless
When embalmers were to mummify a body it would take up to 70 days to do and it is very expensive. Here are the steps to mummification;

First: The body was washed and ritually purified.

Second: The embalmers removed all inner organs, so bacteria don't decay tissues.

Third: The embalmers kept four different organs. They were the intestines, stomach, lungs and liver.

Fourth: Embalmers put these organs in canopic jars and are wrapped with linen strips.

Fifth: The body is stuffed with natron and sometimes with sawdust.

Sixth: The embalmers remove the brain. In that time brains weren't very important. After its removal it was most likely thrown out.

Seventh: Embalmers place the deceased body on a slanted table and is completely covered with natron, which allows fluids to drip out of the body. This process takes up to 40 days.

Eighth: Embalmers put bandages all over the body.

Ninth: Fingers and toes were individually wrapped with natron and a protective gold cap is put on.

Tenth: Then the body is ready for the funeral. Some Pharaohs thought that if they had a very elaborate funeral they would have a better afterlife
Mummifying Egyptians was pretty gruesome! They removed internal organs - the lungs, the liver, the intenstines and the brain. To remove the brain, they get a long metal hookand slide it up the nose. The metal hook lodges into the dead person's brain, and is then yanked out really hard through the nostrils.

The dead person is then cut open to remove the internal organs, and the organs are placed into four Canopic Jars.

Then the person is wrapped up in white bandages and given a tomb (if they are really important pharaohs). I'm not sure what they do with peasants but they probably just bury them under some sand.

The bold words mean they are key words you should remember if you are doing a piece of homework or studying for a test or something.

Hope this helps!

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Mummifying Egyptians was pretty gruesome! They removed internal organs - the lungs, the liver, the intenstines and the brain. To remove the brain, they get a long metal hookand slide it up the nose. The metal hook lodges into the dead person's brain, and is then yanked out really hard through the nostrils.

The dead person is then cut open to remove the internal organs, and the organs are placed into four Canopic Jars.

Then the person is wrapped up in white bandages and given a tomb (if they are really important pharaohs). I'm not sure what they do with peasants but they probably just bury them under some sand.

The bold words mean they are key words you should remember if you are doing a piece of homework or studying for a test or something.

Hope this helps!

Xx
Egyptians would first wash the body with wine and sweet smelling perfume-to give it pleasant smells. Then they would cover the body with natural salt and leave for 40 days, the salt would dehydrate the body. After the body is dehydrated, the body would be washed with sweet smells again, then the body would be carefully wrapped in linen sheets and strips. When body was being wrapped, they would put Amulets in the wrappings. Amulets were like good luck charms.

The mummified body was placed in a human shaped coffin, then coffin was painted and decorated. The coffin was put in the tomb and relatives brought useful items needed for the afterlife to put in the tomb. Funeral ceremonies were performed and the tomb was sealed hoping the person would reach the afterlife.
Egyptians would first wash the body with wine and sweet smelling perfume-to give it pleasant smells. Then they would cover the body with natural salt and leave for 40 days, the salt would dehydrate the body. After the body is dehydrated, the body would be washed with sweet smells again, then the body would be carefully wrapped in linen sheets and strips. When body was being wrapped, they would put Amulets in the wrappings. Amulets were like good luck charms.

The mummified body was placed in a human shaped coffin, then coffin was painted and decorated. The coffin was put in the tomb and relatives brought useful items needed for the afterlife to put in the tomb. Funeral ceremonies were performed and the tomb was sealed hoping the person would reach the afterlife.
First they remove all the organs of the body so that they do not go in waste .then they dry them so that the bacteria does not eat it then they wrap it by Bandages and preserve it

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What did King Tutankhamun's death mask represent?

The death mask of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is made of gold inlaid with colored glass and semiprecious stone. The mask comes from the innermost mummy case in the pharaoh's tomb, and stands 54 cm (21 in) high and weighs around 11kg.

The pharaoh is portrayed in a classical manner, with a ceremonial beard, a broad collar formed of twelve concentric rows consisting of inlays of turquoise, lapis lazuli, cornelian and amazonite. The traditional nemes head-dress has yellow stripes of solid gold broken by bands of glass paste, coloured dark blue. On the forehead of the mask are a royal uraeus and a vulture's head, symbols of the two tutelary deities of Lower and Upper Egypt: Wadjet and Nekhbet. Above his perfect golden cheeks, Tutankhamen has blue petals of lapis lazuli in imitation of the kohl make-up he would have worn in life.

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Was Nicholas Cage the mummy from the mummy?

NO. The mummy from The Mummy was played by Arnold Vosloo. He looks nothing like Nicholas Cage!

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