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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
  Ahku.
        Mummification process:
1.Announcement of
  Death
   2.Embalming the
    Body
   3.Removal of
    Brain
   4.Removal of
    Internal Organs
   5.Drying Out
IMPORTANT PEOPLE
          Howard Carter &
          Lord Camarvon
   LORD CAMARVON dug king tuts tomb.
   HOWARD CARTER discovered were king
    tuts
tomb was located.
        Time period:


   The Egyptians
    made mummies
    for over 3,000
    years
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
    hold.
   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
    actual mummies.
       3 more interesting facts of
              mummies:
   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
    in 1922.
   We can thank ancient Egyptian inventions such as
    eyeliner, the encyclopedia and even the toilet seat. .
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