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Recently these days, we saw a video and photos somewhere in Egypt that has uncovered a mysterious collection of coffins thought to contain human mummies that have been sealed inside for more than 2,500 years.

The 13 unopened coffins, which were found piled on top of each other in a well nearly 40 feet (12 meters) deep are so well preserved that the original detailed designs and colors are clearly visible.

Archeologists who made the discovery at Saqqara, an ancient site that lies about 20 miles south of Egypt's capital and is also home to landmarks including the Step Pyramid, believed to be the world's oldest, are expected to make more discoveries at the site in coming days.

We know that a mummy isn't like those scary things we see in horror movies and museum, it just a dead body that was treated so it wouldn't rot away.

The Egyptians were experts at wrapping their dead for the trip to the afterlife.That's what the people called the 'place' they'd go after they died,where they believed they'd enjoy pretty much comforts of life.So they figured it was important to keep their bodies preserved for the future use.

Making a mummy was no easy job experts says.It took about 70 days.Only special people are allowed to carry out the process.

First,they cleaned the body.Then they removed most of the internal organs including brain.They pulled that out with a hooked instrument inserted through the dead persons nose.The Egyptians didn't think the brain was important so they threw it away.The lungs,stomach and the most of their organs were removed through slits in the skin,then placed in a special comtainers called 'canopic jars' and buried with the mummy.

Because the Egyptians believed the heart was the center of intelligence only it was left inside the body.

Next,the body was stuffed and covered with salt to slowly suck out all the fluid.After 40 days,the shrunken body was rubbed with lotion to soften the skin.Then the body was wrapped in up to 20 layers of them.

Gooey tree sap was spread on the linen to make the layer stick together.The workers placed a mask on the face that looked pretty much like the dead person.That was to help the person's spirit recognize him or her in the afterlife and re-enter the body.

Then,one last year of tree sap and cloth was a mummy.Finally it was ready to be put in a stone coffin and placed in a burial chamber along with clothing,food,furniture,toys,jewelry and any other things.

Well the mummy we saw recently or in future discoveries where about be 2000 - 3000 years old.

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CNN-History

Ancient Egypt

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they dig a mummy for what? sometimes i dont understand how or what thier thingking.

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Nice but what's the point of digging up and a grave and take it to museum 🤔🤔

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I will never be able to understand things like this. Why do people need to dig up the graves of long-dead people and go out to museums.

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1 year ago

Yeah right,exactly maybe for them called discoveries,and personal profits,science is all about money,as we know.

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1 year ago

Nice text about mummies. Although I know most of this stuff, I was happy to read it and learn something new.

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1 year ago

Yes, we always have that new things to know more about.

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