Mummification was used in Ancient Egypt to preserve the dead, and they believed it would assist their journey into the afterlife.
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[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Select different parts of the body to see details of the mummification process. Includes links to information about famous discoveries.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Uncovering details of a mummy from the 2nd century AD, with the help of modern medical imagery, a supercomputer, and an archaeologist. Includes movies and close-up photographs.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] An illustrated description of the wrapping process, the burial ceremonies, what animals were mummified, and how they are examined today. Animation allows viewers to unwrap and examine a virtual mummy.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Information about mummies for readers, writers, and learners of all ages.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] The Smithsonian Institute describes how they were preserved and who they might have been, with suggestions for reading more about the subject.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Provides illustrated explanations about how and why it was done, the ceremonies that were performed, and what sorts of things were included with the body.
Experiment: Make a Fruit Mummy
[ Kids/Teens ] Illustrated step by step instructions for drying out a slice of apple using the same process used to preserve the dead in Ancient Egypt.
How Mummies Were Made
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Outlines the preparation of a body for mummification, with diagrams of the different stages.
Make Your Own Mummy
[ Kids/Teens ] Made from plasticine and plaster, with step by step instructions, photographs, and decorations to download for painting.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Interactive features allow the user to learn about how bodies were prepared, examine a mummy and its coffin, and take a journey through the underworld.
Museum of Science: 3D Mummy
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Interactive illustration of the inside of a mummy, with details from scans and skull Xrays. [Requires Flash]
Ramesses I: The Search for the Lost Pharaoh
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] The Egyptian mummy believed to be that of Ramesses I. A biography of the pharaoh, history of the mummy, the physical evidence supporting its identification, and its repatriation to Egypt in October 2003.
The Royal Theban Mummy Project
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Presents archeological data about New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period royal mummies from the Theban cache tombs in an accessible way.
National Geographic News: U.S. Museum to Return Ramses I Mummy to Egypt
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Story and photographs of a 3,000 year-old mummy, with an explanation of how the body of a pharaoh came to be in a museum in Atlanta, Georgia. (April 30, 2003)
BBC News: Ancient Egyptian animal cemetery found
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Describes the discovery of the mummified remains of falcons and rodents dating from 300 BC. (January 02, 2001)
Oasis of the Dead
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Roman-era tombs southwest of Cairo yield scores of gilded mummies. (September 01, 1999)
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