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embalmer, dressed as Anubis (god of embalming would bless the diseased and priests said prayers to help the dead person on his way into the next world. 1, this was during the Ptolemaic period of Egyptian history, when there was some conflict in the dynasty, which could have resulted in inflation. Even ties of kinship in the royal line can be suggested by the striking similarities or dissimilarities in the skulls of pharaohs that followed one another. The other organs were preserved separately, with the stomach, liver, lungs, and intestines placed in special boxes or jars today called canopic jars. Now in the possession of the British Museum, they were reanalyzed as part of an ongoing project to reexamine valuable artifacts. For the Poor, cleanse out the belly with a purge. What initially looked like a smudge was reexamined with infrared imaging, which allows scientists to see the markings on the mummified skin with more clarity. There was much to be placed in the tomb that a person would need in the Afterlife. The lids formed the shape of the Four Sons of Horus. Much of what we know about the actual process is based on the writings of early historians such as Herodotus who carefully recorded the process during his travels to Egypt around 450.C.
Ancient Egyptian Mummies
The methods of embalming, or treating the dead body, that the ancient Egyptians us ed is called mummification.
It was very important to ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body wa s preserved.
A method of artificial preservation, called mummification was.
For more information on Egyptian mummies and other often counter-intuitive facts o f ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen s The Politically Incorrect.
The earliest ancient Egyptians buried their dead in small pits in the desert.
The lungs were associated with Hapi who was depicted with a baboons head. 6 The dead were buried in the sand, and the dry environment would preserve the bodies. It was mined from dry lake beds and used in the mummification process to soak up water from the body. 11 Abigail Hentschke has primarily published poetry, including poems for Eber and Wein publishing company and Canvas Literary Journal). He was now ready for his journey to the Afterlife. The intestines and viscera of the lower body was associated with the falcon headed Kebechsenef.