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Mummification

Continuing our Ancient Egyptian studies we were also keen to know how they mummified their pharaohs in order to keep them well preserved like the ones we saw in the Birmingham musuem and when doing our research.

Having no dead bodies readily available (thankfully!) we decided to follow the steps using a nice ripe tomato instead.

The first step is to make a small incision in the side of the 'body' before scooping out all the organs
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After that we had to wash and dry the body out using special perfumes and 'Nile' Salt before closing it up and leaving it for 40 days before we have to check on it again. We decided it was a pretty yucky process, and most, but not all, of us decided we wouldn't like to have been a mummifier or embalmer in Ancient Egypt!
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