You must already know what a mummy is. Yes, the mummy is very famous as a corpse or corpse that has undergone a special preservation process, and proved to have survived hundreds or even thousands of years. The existence of the mummy is famous in Egypt, which was once the ancient Egyptian civilization practicing preservation techniques on the bodies of kings or nobles. Well, ever imagine in your head all, about how the mummies were once processed until it can be very durable until thousands of years. Well, of course the question will be little we discussed in this article.
At first, the elected specialists of the ancient Egyptian era would begin by emptying the skull’s contents. The trick is to remove the brain organ of the corpse by using a special prying tool. The way to remove the brain organ of the corpse is diverse. One of them is to open the skull plate of the corpse, then remove the brain, and close the skull plate again. The way this one is considered quite difficult and complicated, because they must re-install the skull plate in accordance with its original place. Another way is to use a kind of thick wire that ends like a fishing hook. The thick wire is then inserted in the nose of the corpse, then the wire will enter the brain organ by passing through the nose of the corpse’s nose.
When the wire reaches the brain, they then perform a kind of whirling motion by using the wire, with the aim that the brain organ of the corpse can be destroyed to become like mush, and to be easy to remove. Then, in order to facilitate the process of discharge of the brain that has become the liquid dough, they deliberately laid the corpse in a position that is stomach. Weird friends to get and clean the fluid brain, they use a special spoon to dredge the remaining brain fluid in the nasal cavity. The process of discharging this brain organs will usually take up to 2 days. When the brain is completely cleared of the skull, they will insert a linen cloth into the corpse’s brain cavity through the same nostrils. They will also incorporate a number of resin or resin gums into the brain cavity, with the aim that the linen is not damaged in time.
he mummy-making experts will then make an incision in the body part of the corpse or the mummified candidate, which usually the incision will be made in the left abdominal region. They will then remove some body organs of the corpse, such as the intestine, liver organ, spleen, lungs, and also the stomach organs. With the aim that the organs do not rot the body of the corpse when it is neatly wrapped up as a mummy. However, they deliberately did not remove the heart organ from the corpse. That’s because the ancient Egyptians strongly believed that the heart’s organ is the source of life for every human being, and the soul of a person will stay in the heart even if the person has long died. From there they begin to think that the heart’s organ is very important for “the next life”. The organs that have been removed will be put into 4 special jars. The special jars represented the four children of the god Horus.
The next stage is the stage of preserving the body of the corpse. In this stage, they will wash and wash the inside of the body, using natron liquid and fermented grape juice. Natron is a liquid of salt and liquid compounds of soda. This natron fluid can be found in the oasis area near Cairo. If the corpse was washed clean, then the body of the corpse will be entered with solid natron substances. With the aim that the body of the corpse can dry up quickly, and then ready to enter the next preservation stage. To be able to preserve the outer layers of the body, they sprinkled the body with a natron powder. After this first stage of preservation, they will intentionally silence the corpse within 40 days. With the aim, so that all forms of fluid in the body of the body can really dry with the help of natron.
After the corpse has been declared completely dry, the body of the corpse will not be directly wrapped just like that. But the body of the corpse will be cleaned again. Then the body of the corpse will again be filled with more natron substances, then also linen, and some special spices. When it is finished, the belly of the corpse will soon be stitched until it is completely closed tightly. The body of the body will soon be covered with liquid resin sap and also some special perfume. Afterwards, the body of the corpse will be wrapped with several linen sheets that are very long. Talismans and protective mantras will also be inserted into the sidelines of the bandages. The mummies master at that hour will also make a special crown and also a special mask that looks very similar to the face of the corpse. These special masks and crowns are deliberately made from materials called “Papier Marche”, but there is also a special mask made of pure gold, such as the right of the mask of the famous Pharaoh Tutankhamon mummy.
The perfect mummy will soon be included in a special coffin. Sometimes the crates to be used can be up to several layers of units, of course, with different sizes only for one mummy only, so the mummy as if into the coffer yangg layered. This mummy box is usually made of stone. Mummies that have been entered in the stone crate will then soon be included in the sarcophagus, or a special coffin deliberately decorated with a variety of beautiful carvings made and printed from pure gold.
Only applies to kings and nobles
The “special” process of mummification as mentioned above is to be done only to kings, royal descendants, and nobles, or the rich only. For ordinary ancient Egyptians, the process of earth was not as complicated as described above, since the mummified creatures would not remove the mummy’s entrails, nor would they use special spices and perfumes. Mummies for ordinary people also will not be included in special chests, but will only use a very simple wooden casket.
For the kings, his sarcophagus coffin will be buried inside the pyramid building. Inside the storage room the sarcophagus coffin will also be equipped with a variety of jewelry, furniture, and various types of objects that are very valuable and very expensive. For example is gold, and various other precious metals. Because the ancient Egyptians strongly believed that the soul of the dead would remain in the mummy, and the spirits would be happy to be facilitated with their favorite objects.