Mummification is the process by which soft tissues, such as skin and other organs of a body, are preserved after death. Human action or the surrounding environment may prevent the growth of bacteria or fungi on a corpse,... More » History Ancient History Ancient Egypt

Mummification is the process of preserving of a body that involves drying the body to eliminate the sources of decay. The main purpose of mummification in ancient cultures was to create a new body the deceased could use ... More »

During the mummification process, four organs were removed from the body, and the process took 70 days from start to finish. It was the job of three people to prepare a body for mummification, the cutter, the embalmer an... More » History Ancient History

The ancient Egyptians believed that the soul does not fully detach from the body and that in order to live well in the afterlife, the body must be preserved in the best way possible. In ancient Egyptian religion, the spi... More »

The ancient Egyptians believed the soul and the body of a person were linked, even after death. If the body decayed, the soul would be lost. Mummification kept them together. More »

A good place to find facts about the ancient Egyptian mummification process is the Egyptian Museum website. The site offers information on many aspects of Egyptian life. More » History Ancient History Ancient Egypt

King Tutankhamun was a relatively minor monarch in Egyptian history, ruling as a boy king for almost 10 years until his death at age 19 in 1323 B.C. During his time on the throne, powerful advisers largely controlled his... More »