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Ancient Egyptian Mummification
How would you like having your brain pulled out of your nose? Would you do it if it meant you could live forever? The Egyptians strongly believed in the eternal afterlife, and thus, they carefully prepared their loved ones when they died through Mummification.
A group of our Egyptologists are studying the ancient rituals of preserving the dead. We began our quest by inquiring into the secrets of the embalmers:
Why are the mummies in cases?
What are the cases made of?
How did they decorate the mummies?
Why were they buried?
What organs were removed and why?
How did they wrap the mummies?
Our questions and wonderings led us into our research. We investigated through non fiction, video, and internet resources, constantly recording our findings. Slowly we began to learn more about mummies!
To help us understand the mummification process, we got to make some really cool pharaohs of our own! Take a look at our Fruity Friends!
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