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Mummification:  Purpose of mummification?  The internal organs (stomach, liver, intestines, lungs) were removed.  The body was stuffed and covered.

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3 Mummification:  Purpose of mummification?  The internal organs (stomach, liver, intestines, lungs) were removed.  The body was stuffed and covered with natron (i.e. sodium carbonate).  It was cleaned, stuffed again and oiled.  It was wrapped with linen and clothes and placed in two coffins.

4  How long did the process of mummification take? a) a weekb) 28 daysc) 70 days  Which internal organ was never removed because it was thought to contain the intellectual capabilities of the deceased? a) brainb) heartc) liver

5  Representation of daily life:

6 The Book of the Dead: funeral

7 Funeral: the opening of the mouth

8 The weighing of the heart

9 Fields of Reed

10  Papyrus of Ani

11 Rosetta Stone, 196 BCE Same text written in: Hieroglyphic Demotic Greek Translated in the 19 th century. It was the key to decipher hieroglyphs.


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