Egyptian Ceremony

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Life After Death The Ancient Egyptians wanted the spirits of the dead wanted to have a good life after death, so they did such things as have large family tombs, and brought food offerings, also a stone was outside the tombs and inscribed by a magical formula. When the formulas was said out loud the dead person got what they needed to live on.

The Book of the Dead It was believed that all spirits came before Osiris, and the dead persons heart was weighed. Those with heavy hearts would die a second death, and those with lighter hearts lived with gods. The dead had to pass through the kingdom of monsters. Other kingdoms included coffins with maps and spells.

Mummification The hot, dry sand preserved the body naturally, but mummification was used to artificially stop decay. One method took seventy-days. The embalmers took the brain out through the nose and the organs were removed and treated.

The body was filled with scented resins, and natron was packed all around the body. After forty days the body would be dried out. A packing material was put under the skin, and the mummy was filled with scented material, perfumed oil, and molten resin. Then the body was wrapped.