#Mummification Step by Step
Ancient Egyptians believed in an afterlife when someone died. Mummification helped someone reach the afterlife as they thought that, in order to have an afterlife, the dead person would have to repossess his or her body. I personally believe it was for the preservation of DNA in hopes that the Anunnaki would clone them later. Egyptians believed that the only way to do this was if the body was recognisable.
Mummification was mainly done to wealthy people as poorer people could not afford the process.
The chief embalmer was a priest wearing a mask of Anubis. Anubis was the jackal headed god of the dead. He was closely associated with mummification and embalming, hence priests wore a mask of Anubis.
This is the step-by-step process* of how mummification took place:
Insert a hook through a hole near the nose and pull out part of the brain
Make a cut on the left side of the body near the tummy
Remove all internal organs
Let the internal organs dry
Place the lungs, intestines, stomach and liver inside canopic jars
Place the heart back inside the bodyRinse inside of body with wine and spices
Cover the corpse with natron (salt) for 70 daysAfter 40 days stuff the body with linen or sand to give it a more human shape
After the 70 days wrap the body from head to toe in bandages
Place in a sarcophagus (a type of box like a coffin)
If the person had been a Pharaoh, he would be placed inside his special burial chamber with lots of treasure!