To Make a Mummy

The ancient Egyptians believed that when they died, they would experience an afterlife very much like the life they knew.  Believing that their souls would need a bodily vessel, the ancient Egyptians went to great lengths to preserve their bodies.    Mummification was a lengthy and expensive process performed by priests.  

 

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The museum extends its appreciation to Katherine Kamper for the illustrations of the mummification process.