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Mummification Process in Ancient Egypt

Mummification Process in Ancient Egypt

Submitted by • July 30, 2020

Ancient Egyptian Mummification

The entire process took 70 days to complete. Several embalmers conducted the task in the special embalming shop or per nefer. The chief embalmer was known as the hery sheshta. He wore a jackal mask to represent Anubis, the god of mummification.

After the body had been shaved and washed with wine and spices, all of the parts that might decay were removed. The embalmers first removed the brain through the nose using a long hook.

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