As part of our History topic, we have been learning about the process of mummification, as used by the Ancient Egyptians. We were able to experience this by taking a trip back in time to an Ancient Egyptian embalmers.
Washing the body from water from the River
Removing the brain with a hook through the nose
Then the intestines were removed.
Then the liver was pulled out.
Finally the stomach and the lungs were removed.
The 4 vital organs were stored in canopic jars.
The jars were protected by the 4 sons of Horus.
The body was then stuffed with sawdust.
Natron salt was used to dry out the body.
The body was left for 40 days.
The body was wrapped in linen bandages.
Every finger and toe was wrapped separately.
Charms were placed in the layers for good luck.
Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion