Mummies! Run!

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by roxy2004
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Ancient History
Grade:
5

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Mummies! Run!

Mummies!Run!

What is a Mummy?A mummy is a body of a person or an animal that has been preserved after death.

Who Were the Mummies?They were any Egyptian who could afford to pay the expensive process of perserving their bodies after life.

What is the afterlife?The Egyptians believed that after they died they would make a journey to another world where they would need a new life. Egyptians paid lots of money to be preserved.

3. The body was filled with stuffing4.The body was dried by covering it with a substance called natron. This substance absorbed all the moisture from the body 5.After 40 - 50 days the stuffing was removed and replaced with linen or sawdust7. The body was placed in a stone coffin called a sarcophagus.

What was the Name of the Process the Egyptians used to preserve their Bodies? This process was calle mummification.(mum-mi-fi-cation)

How were Mummies Made?It took a very long time from, start to fiinish,it took about 70 days to embalm a body. A priest in charge would wear a mask of jackal representing the God Anubis.1. The body was washed and purified.2. Organs were removed. Only heart remained.

This is natron.

What is Natron?Natron is a natural salt, composed of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate with traces of sodium chloride and sodium solfate. It was used by the ancient egyptians to dry out the bodies.

Why did they leave the heart in the Mummy?The Egyptians thought the heart was the centre of intelligence and emotion.

Who was the God of Mummification?Anubis was the god of mummification. He had a human body and the head of a jackal. His job was to prepare the bodies of the dead to be received by Osiris.

Fun Facts

information from website:http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/mummies.htmand http://www.ngkids.co.uk/did-you-know/Ten-Facts-about-Ancient-Egypt.

This a picture of a mummies tomb

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  • roxy2004 3 years ago

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