Ancient Egypt Mummies
The Art of the Tombs and Mumification
Ancient Egypt Mummies and Mumification
Finally, the ka was assured long life not only by burying the cadavei in a sarcophagus of the hardest stone, but by treating it to the most painstaking mummification in Ancient Egypt.
So well was this Ancient Egypt Mummies done that to this day bits of hail and flesh cling to the royal skeletons.
Herodotus vividly describes the Ancient Egypt Mummies and Egyptian embalmer's art:
"First they draw out the brains through the nostrils with an iron hook, raking part of it out in this manner, the rest by the infusion of drugs.
Then with a sharp stone they make an incision in the side, and take out all the bowels; and having cleansed the abdomen and rinsed it with palm wine, they next sprinkle it with pounded perfume.
Then, having rilled the belly of the ancient egypt mummies, with pure myrrh, cassia and other perfumes, they sew it up again; and when they have done this they steep it in natron, leaving it under for seventy days; for a longer time than this it is not lawful to steep it.
At the expiration of seventy days they wash the corpse of the ancient Egypt mummies, and wrap the whole body in bandages of waxen cloth, smearing it with gum, which the Egyptians commonly use instead of glue.
After this the relations, having taken the body back again, make a wooden case in the shape of a man, and having made it they enclose the body; and then, having fastened it up, they store it in a sepulchral chamber, setting it up¬right against the wall.
In this manner they prepare the bodies that are embalmed in the most expensive way."
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