The ancient Egyptians developed a sophisticated method to preserve a dead body for the afterlife: mummification. First, the internal organs were removed and all moisture from the body was eliminated. Next, the body was wrapped with long strips of linen, and then covered with a large linen cloth. Follow the steps of the mummification process in this short animation about the Getty Museum's Romano-Egyptian mummy Herakleides.
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Museum, G. (2015, April 02). The Mummification Process. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/590/the-mummification-process/
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