Objectives: by the end of today students will be to explain how the Egyptians were buried. Students will be able to compare how ancient Egypt buried their dead, and how we burry our dead.
Egypt is a Middle Eastern country located in northeast Africa. It is at the center of the Arab world
A mummy is a dead body whose skin and flesh have been preserved by either intentional or incidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air when bodies are submerged in bogs
Egyptians believed that the body was the connection to a spiritual existence in the afterlife. The body was mummified so that the spirit could get the basics needs in the afterlife. Supernatural spells were placed on sculptures incase the body was damaged so the soul could continue to have their needs met.
Mummification was a long and costly process. A tomb would have to be built, and items would have to be collected to put in the tomb. In the old kingdom this process was mainly for pharaoh and his advisors. That is because this is a costly process
There would be an embalmer who would remove the internal organs and prepare the body. This process would often be done in a workshop close to the tomb and would take approximately 70 days