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  1. Mummies By Tommy W. 2nd Grade

  2. Facts • When people die, they get wrapped in cloth. That’s called a mummy. • It was also important to ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved. • A method of artificial preservation, called mummification, was developed by the ancient Egyptians. • It was a difficult and lengthy process which lasted up to 70 days.

  3. Facts WHAT ARE MUMMIES? • A mummy is a body of a person [or an animal] that has been preserved after death. • WHO WERE THE MUMMIES? • They were any Egyptian who could afford to pay for the expensive process of preserving their bodies for the afterlife. WHY DID THE EGYPTIANS MAKE MUMMIES? • The Egyptians believed in life after death. They believed that they had to preserve their bodies so they could use them in the afterlife.

  4. CRAZY FACTS • Egyptians started making mummies around 3400 B.C. • If you take the organs out of the mummy, it will last longer. • Anubis, one of the Egyptian gods, was the god of death and mummification.

  5. Web Sites Used http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egyptian_mummies.php http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/mummies.htm http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/home.html