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Mummies. By: Melissa Yang, Iliana Trujillo, Angel Rubio, Kalil Fino-a-Laself, Rolando Garcia, Matthew de Santiago, and Jose Padilla. The Mummy king. King Tutankhamen's mummy was on public display for the first time on 4/11/2007.
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Mummies By: Melissa Yang, Iliana Trujillo, Angel Rubio, Kalil Fino-a-Laself, Rolando Garcia, Matthew de Santiago, and Jose Padilla
The Mummy king • King Tutankhamen's mummy was on public display for the first time on 4/11/2007. • Dr. Zahiri Hawass Chief of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said that mummy of the 3,000-year-old boy king would be displayed to the public after it had been restored. • Humidity and heat caused by tourists entering the tomb in Luxor would harm the mummy. • Tutankhamen's body is entirely wrapped in strips of white linen, except for his face.
Mummy Maker • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/launch_gms_mummy_maker.shtml • Enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial. • The chief embalmer, Kha, is watching your work closely. • You must do it perfectly - Kha's reputation rests on your shoulders. • Ramose's prospects of reaching paradise depend entirely on you
King tut 2 • Tutankhamun (sometimes spelled Tutankhamen) was Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty • Tutankhamun (or "King Tut") is perhaps best known as the only pharaoh whose tomb (KV62) was discovered intact • The wealth of objects discovered in this young king's tomb naturally lead to speculation on what might have been contained in the plundered tombs of far more significant Pharaohs. However, he is historically important as well.
Inside a PyramidClick the link to go inside an actual pyramid! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/khufutombkinglo.html
Pyramid • The very first pyramid was built in 2700 B.C. • The kings were called pharaohs. • The Egyptians believed when they died they would go to the after life, but first they have to go through the underworld
Shabties Shabties are servants that serve you in the afterlife. The richer you were the more shabtis you had. One mummy had more than 300,000 shabties in their tomb.
Mummy facts 1.Mummification was not limited to Egyptians. Greeks and Romans who resided in Egypt were also mummified in Egyptian fashion. 2.The process of mummification continued in Egypt as late as the fifth century C.E., then slowly tapered off when Christianity took hold.
Mummy facts 2 3.From 400 to 1400 C.E. there was a common belief that mummies was a potent medicine with curative powers. This mummies was obtained by grinding up actual mummies. 4. Many travelers who visited Egypt from Europe in the 1600s and 1700s took mummies home and displayed them as centerpieces or in curio cabinets,
Mummy facts 3 • 5. The study of Egyptian antiquities, known as Egyptology, became a popular academic discipline in the 1800s. The event of "unwrapping a mummy" became a most popular attraction and draw to European museums. • 6. In 1896, British archaeologist William Flinders Petrie began using X-ray techniques to examine mummies without unwrapping them.
Mummy facts 4 • 7. In the early 1970s, scientists began using computed tomography, or CAT scans, to create images of the insides of mummies. This aided them in determining information about the embalming and wrapping processes the Egyptians used. • 8. During the 1980s and 1990s, scientists extracted DNA from mummies in hopes of gathering information about ancient Egyptian patterns of settlement and migration, as well as information on diseases and genetic characteristics.
Mummy facts 5 • 9. Recent approaches to studying mummies involve the interdisciplinary cooperation of Egyptologists, physicians, radiologists, physical anthropologists, and specialists in ancient languages. • 10. Recent discoveries of mummies in the Sinai Peninsula, the desert oases, and the eastern delta of the Nile River are providing abundant information about the regional mummification styles.
King Tuts Treasure… Stay tuned for more next week!!!