Monday, December 15, 2008
Beetles were mummified and put inside some one, YUCK! Who knew beetles were so important to the Egyptians. If you want more info on this go to http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/09/0915_040915_petmummies_2.html
And many other animals were mummified. Cats were most likely the most mummified. Who knew would think they would mummify you're dog??? Who knew! Know you!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Well you are most likely thinking I'm going to list all the steps, just the steps. Well get ready cause you are right...
Step 1: The body is washed with palm wine. Not the wine you're thinking of. That would just be GROSS!
Step 2: The body is rinsed with water from the Nile River. Think of how dirty the Nile is I mean they use it for everything.Even bathing DEAD bodies!
Step 3: A small cut is made in the left side of the body. YUCK! Don't wanna see that. Who would?
Step 4: The internal organs which are the liver, lungs, small intestines, and large intestines, are removed. OK, Didn't need to know that...
Step 5: The brains are removed. A long hook inserted through the nose will pull the brains out. (The Egyptians did not know what the brain was for, so they removed it.) BLAH! I have lunch next!
Step 6: The body is covered and stuffed with natron salt. This is known as the drying stage. Dry a body?
Isn't it dry enough.
Step 7: Wait forty days for the body to dry. That's a long time. I would most likely forget knowing me...
Step 8: The body will be washed with water from the Nile River. Didn't we already use that disgusting water once.
Step 9: The body is covered with sweet smelling oils. What kinda sweet? like good sweet or blah! sweet?
Step 10: The body is stuffed with dry things, such as sawdust, leaves, and linen. OUCH! That would be uncomfortable! Although you are dead.
Step 11: The body is covered with more oils. MORE?!
Step 12: The internal organs are put into the canopic jars. Now the body is ready for the next stage, wrapping. WOW! that is one heck of a long process. Good job if you finished reading it!
Anubis was the god of mummy's and the dead. The Egyptians believed he watched over the process of mummification. He was usually known as half human, half dog or fully canine form wearing a ribbon and holding a fail in the crook of his arm. Anubis also was known to do the weighing of the heart ceremony scene in the Book of the Dead. Anubis is a Greek name for a jackal-headed god going along with mummification and afterlife. Anubis was a very important god in the mummification process.
When you put the mummies in the ground they decompose. Usually when you put them in the pyramids they don't fall apart as much.For thousands of years, the largest structures on Earth were pyramids, first the Red Pyramids in the Dashur Necropolis and then the Great Pyramid of Khunfu, the only remaining Wonder of the World. Ground is soil, a mixture of sand and organic material present on the surface of the Earth.
The mummies look very dirty, and are falling apart still today. It's has been over 700 years,there.They must of wrapped them very Some have heads, some don't. This is because some were wrapped tighter than others. You would want to be rich to have you're head. So you better start saving up. I mean unless you want to be the headless mummy who doesn't like pie. If you don't like pie that's you're problem... The wealthy mummies got treated better. The weather for mummies was extreme cold, very low humidity, and have been exposed to chemicals. Even kids were mummified! From my opinion I think these pictures look disgusting. But this is what they really look like. Think about it. When people dress up for Halloween to be a mummies the just wrap them self up in toilet paper. Well that's surely what they didn't do to still be here today.