Mummification In Ancient Egypt

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What makes a society’s religion complex? Well, all religions have at least one god and the people base their beliefs around their god or gods. Ancient Egypt had over 2,000 gods! They went through their daily life by praying for these gods. They believed that everything they do affects what happens to them in the afterlife. Ancient Egypt was a country that truly believed in their religion. The Egyptians practiced mummification as part of their religion. They did that so that when the deceased got to the afterlife, the body would be preserved so the soul could find the body and rejoin it. Mummification was a long process, often taking thirty to sixty days. First, the priests would take the blood and organs out of the body. They would leave the heart in, as they believed that the heart was the center of the body. The priests would then put the organs in canopic jars. After, they would dry the body with Natron (a type of salt), and wrap the body in linen. In addition, when the bodies were ready to be buried, the priests would place food, water, furniture, statues, jewelry, gold, clothes, games, mirrors, and more into the tomb. Finally, they would put a mask on the body resembling the dead person on his or her face so the soul will find the body in the afterlife.…show more content…
The Egyptians would pray to the gods after many things. For example, they would pray to Khepri (the god of the rising sun) in the morning, and they would pray to Khonsu (the god of the moon) in the night. In ancient Egypt, the people had morals and ethics to be a good person. They believed that when you get to the afterlife, you will judged by your actions. The citizens tried to be good on a daily basis as not to offend the gods and to have a good afterlife. The people had to worship over 2,000 gods! It was probably tough to remember all of them. The ancient Egyptians prayed everyday to the gods, and honored their religion a great
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