100 Things You Should Know About Mummies by John Malam100 things you should know about Mummies provides an extraordinary insight into the ancient art of preserving the dead. Exactly 100 facts accompanied by photographs and artwork reveal the secrets of how mummies were made by different cultures around the world. It also explains how the dead can become naturally mummified under the right conditions. Throughout there are quizzes, fun facts, and color cartoons.
Hey there, I've put together 88 interesting, cool, shocking and homework-worthy pieces of trivia about Egyptian mummies for kids, teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and fact-seekers. Prepare to be chilled and amazed What is a Mummy? It's a person or animal's body that has been preserved after death using a technique called mummification. Ancient Egyptians perfected the art of mummification over centuries. They developed a method for drying and wrapping a body in linen strips that made it last for thousands of years. When did Ancient Egyptians start making mummies?
Abigail Hentschke , Published August 15, Or maybe you thought of mummies. Read on to see what else you may not have known about ancient Egyptian mummies. According to the writings of a Greek traveler from 6057 BC, it cost one talent of silver , about 30 kilograms 66 lb , for the most expensive mummification. Mummies were used as medicine from AD into the 19th century. The concept was based on the use of natural bitumen, which Europeans believed Egyptians were mummified with.
By understanding more about mummies, we can learn more about the life and death of people in Ancient Egypt. This article is meant for those of you who are new to mummies and Ancient Egypt. You will learn about who became mummified, what mummies are, where they can be found and why they are so fascinating. In Ancient Egypt, when a king pharaoh died, it was believed he would ascend to the afterlife and become one of the many gods the people worshiped. They believed that each person had three souls the ka, the ba and the akh and that the souls could only travel to the next world if they were looked after. To enable this to happen, the Ancient Egyptians created an elaborate process that they performed on the pharaohs dead bodies, called mummification. The aim was to preserve the bodies and prevent them from decomposing.