By: Jacqueline Alvarado
Why were Mummies important to
the Ancient Egyptians?
• The Ancient Egyptians believed that
elements of the soul were perishable and
therefore at great risk. The process of
creating mummies combined with rituals
and magic spells ensured the preservation
of the dead corpse and their Ka, Ba and
Howard Carter &
LORD CAMARVON dug king tuts tomb.
HOWARD CARTER discovered were king
tomb was located.
for over 3,000
2 interesting facts of mummies:
The process of mummification continued in
Egypt as late as the fifth century C.E., then
slowly tapered off when Christianity took
From 400 to 1400 C.E. there was a
common belief that mummia was a potent
medicine with curative powers. This
mummia was obtained by grinding up
3 more interesting facts of
The "Book of the Dead" was not actually a
book, but a collection of prayers ans spells
used to protect the soul in the afterlife.
Many still believe in the mummy's curse
because of the strange circumstances
surrounding the death of Lord Carnarvon V
just months after opening King Tut's tomb
We can thank ancient Egyptian inventions such as
eyeliner, the encyclopedia and even the toilet seat. .
THE END :)