2015/10/21

Embalming Steps


The ancient Egyptians developed a method of preserving bodies so they appear as they did in life. The process included embalming the bodies and wrapping them in strips of linen, and so the process of mummification was born.


 Embalming Steps
 Embalming Steps

 Embalming Steps

 Embalming Steps

 Embalming Steps


 Embalming Steps

 Embalming Steps


Step 1
Firstly, the body was washed with wine and spices by professional embalmers, it was then rinsed with water from the Nile. After the body was washed, all parties likely to disintegrate were eliminated.


Step 2
The organs were stored in containers called canopic jars of alabaster special - that would be buried with the mummy. The canopic jars were filled with crystals of natron (natron is a compound of sodium carbonate and bicarbonate which ceased rotting).
The heart was left in the body as the ancient Egyptians believed the heart would be needed on the Day of Judgment. Each of these organs was embalmed using natron, which served to dry the organs and discourage bacteria from decaying tissue.


Step 3
The body was placed on a slab of salt and natron or nacron be covered. The slab was tilted so that the runoff in a basin. This removed moisture and prevent rot. The body was taken to the outside and let it dry for about 40 days.


Step 4
After forty days, the body, now completely dry and shriveled, was washed with Nile water. Oil and fragrant spices were then added to the inside and outside to keep the skin supple and elastic.


Step 5
The organs are then individually wrapped using long strips of linen and placed in canopic jars.Then the embalmers put jewelry and amulets between the layers of linen, and then thaw out of the tombs a Hilton hotel.


...... And thus was completed the mummification process.

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