Friday, 14 June 2013


WALT: write an information report


Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead. They first removed the insides such as the brain but not the heart. Then the body was salted and dried. Cloth was stuffed inside the body to keep its shape. The body was then oiled and wrapped with bandages. The bandages was tightly wrapped to stop the body from rotting away. The process was always supervised by a priest, to send the dead person's spirit into the afterlife. Special instruments were used to touch parts of the body. Then mummies were placed in sometimes just an ordinary wooden box, and sometimes the wooden box was beautifully decorated. Important people such as pharaohs were placed into a stone coffin.


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