Effects Of Mummification In Ancient Egypt

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In this essay I will be informing you of some of the everyday life in Ancient Egypt, for they lived very differently then we do today. They have different beliefs and ways of looking at life, not to mention the religion was a whole different story. The Ancient Egyptians were Polytheistic meaning they believed in many gods. In my Research I have found that the Ancient Egyptians were not only a very sophisticated civilization but, very well versed in the act of war and fighting, had very religious and routine burial rituals called mummification, and also lived on some of the most fertile land just off of the nile river. By the end of this essay I hope that you may have a better knowledge of just some of the things that differ from you life to …show more content…
At first the bodies would just be placed in sand pits and after time they would be mummified naturally from the dry heat and sand. but then when they started burying the bodies more elaborately, in rock cut tombs they realized that the bodies were decomposing and the organs were rotting meaning that they were going to have to artificially mummify the corpses so that they could be dehydrated and could successfully pass on into they after life. There was a very difficult and time consuming process following the death of a loved one that you sometimes had to travel across the nile to the west bank to an embalming shop/hut and pay lots of money to have your loved one mummified and persevered in order for them to be able to go into the after life. Im going to walk you through the embalming process and how they prepare the body for burial. The first thing that the embalmer does is he removes the brain by using a long needle like instrument, inserted through the nasal passages and then another tool with a hook is put through the nasal passages and turned around inside to break apart the brain, The body then was turned upside down and drained out through the nose, The reason the brain was removed was because they believed that it had no purpose, because they believed that you thought with your heart. Then the next step in the embalming process is to make an incision on the left side of the abdomen then they began to …show more content…
Most peasants had never even taste meat such as steak. Even poor famers sometimes had gone their whole life without ever eating meat. Just because it was so expensive and so hard to take care of with the little resources that they had, for keeping livestock fed and watered. The wealthier farmers had mainly cows, and sometimes pigs but not often because pig was considered an undesirable and ugly creature. Maze or corn was the most commonly grown plant in Egypt. The fertile soil and perfect heat just off of the west banks of the Nile River was perfect ideal for growing this thriving crop (Stevenson). When in season maze was used of everything from beauty products to cornmeal. it wasn 't uncommon to eat corn with every single meal. In fact even they wealthier families who could afford meat would eat corn almost everyday. Maze wasn 't the only thing grown though. Egyptians also grew things such as beans, peanuts, fruits and even things such as olives which they would grow in the front yards of their homes (The Egyptians- Farming) . Some types of foods made in Egypt differ from what we are used to today, for instance bread came in many different forms, crescents, round rolls, oval, pyramidal, disk and hexagonal shapes were all very common seen in the bakery shops in the market. Flatbread which is still widely used today got its start in Ancient Egypt (Esquirol), it was made by

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