Book of the Dead & Embalming

By: Lauren Ruhlman period 4
(THIS IS PRETTY COOL!)

  • The process: First, his body "it's" taken to the known as "Ibu" or the " place of purification". There the embalmers wash his body with good smelling palm wines and rinse it with water from the nile. One of the embalmer's men makes a cut in the left side of the body & removes many of the internal organs. That is totally gross!!!!!!!!!! It is apparently important to remove these because they are the first part of the body to decompose. If it were honestly up to me I would of just let them decompose because they are just going to just crumple at some point anyway! The liver, lungs, stomach, & intestines are washed & packed in natron which will dry them out. The heart is not taken out of the body because it is the centre of intelligence & feeling & the nen will need it in the afterlife. A long hook is used to smash the brain and pull it out through the nose. The body is now covered & stuffed with natron which will dry out. All of the fluids, and rage from the embalming process will be saved and buried along with the body. After forty days, the body is washed again with water from the NILE. Then it is covered with oils to help the skin stay elastic. the dehydrated internal organs are wrapped up in the linen & returned to the body. What I find pretty crazy is that if someone was a king or queen or somebody important they embalmers would all lie down and drink something poisoness I'm guessing, and be dead to show there dedication to them or whatever. Thanks for reading! I'll be here all week!
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embalming
  • http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/story/page2.html
  • http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/story/main.html

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