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Ancient Egypt Mummies
Mummification is a process that was used by the ancient Egyptians to preserve their dead. Embalming was the main process that kept the bodies from decaying and after embalming, the bodies were wrapped and preserved in cloth. Mummification is a much more complicated process than people would think.
Mummies are most popular in the Egyptian culture but the process of mummification was used in many other countries like Greenland and China. Even in South America the procedure of embalming was used by the Incas, who mummified their dead.
In the process of mummification, the ancient Egyptians drew out all the liquids that could promote bacterial growth in the body and then used natural herbs and extracts to embalm the body. It was a kind of autopsy or a surgery conducted on the body to make sure that the body is preserved right. After the liquids are drawn out, they were preserved in vials along with the body. The body used to be decorated with gold and ornaments that the person has saved for his or her afterlife.
Ancient Egyptians were also one of the first ones to use cosmetic makeup. The mummies were dressed on order to look beautiful in the afterlife. It was important for them to have a well preserved body for their afterlife. Once the entire procedure was done, the mummies were then wrapped up in cloth so that their skin and the internal structure were held intact. Mummies were then placed in their coffins along with the treasures that the person saved up for their afterlife in the process of death and funeral.
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