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how did they mumafy something

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asked Jan 16, 2014 in Egyptian History by anonymous
   

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First, purify the body by washing it with water. · Make an incision on  the left side of the body, below the heart. · Remove the liver, lungs, intestines, and stomach. Leave the heart intact, as the deceased will require  the heart to travel to the spirit world. · Put each of the 4 organs you have  removed into its own canopic jar. · Insert the hooked tool into the deceased's nostril and pull the brain out through the nose. The brain can be discarded. · Liberally cover the body in natron (a natural salt, composed of
sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate with traces of sodium chloride and sodium sulfate). The natron will dehydrate the body and allow the blood to drain from it. · Allow the body to drain for 40 days. · When the body is fully dehydrated, wrap natron-soaked gauze or bandages around it. Make sure to cover the body completely from head to toe. · Decorate the mummy with an the body completely from head to toe. · Decorate the mummy with an appropriate designs or mask that fits the social station the deceased had in life.
answered Jan 16, 2014 by charlie Inquisitive Expert (100,740 points)

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