The historic ancient Egypt mummies of the times when the Pyramids where just being built have a very interesting story behind them. Religion as we know it today was completely different two thousand years ago. The kings and queens of this ancient Egypt time believed that the mummification of their bodies would help them pass into the after life. It was seen as a purification process and the wealthy people of ancient Egypt would be buried as mummies with gold, items of value and even their slaves. The ancient Egypt mummies where buried inside pyramids not only as a vessel into the net life but also to prevent grave robbing by bandits.
The mummification process may be seen as very ghastly by today’s standards however like mentioned previously the religion had a big part in this ceremony. To have the process done to your body would be very expensive and required many priests and was also a long process. The process could take up to seventy days and nights of preparation and was a very precise procedure. First the body was washed with herbs and then purified by the priest. The internal organs where removed and placed in jars that resembled animals. Even the brain was removed and after the removal of these organs embalming took place by filling the holes in the body with sawdust and herbs or other materials of value.
Strangely the brain was removes using a hook through the nose. The brain was technically scrambled and them pulled out very slowly and probably placed into one of the jars for preservation. Some people think that the brain was actually through away because there is no record of the brain been stored in any writings or hieroglyphics. Lastly the body was wrapped in cloth to help it stay preserved. Some mummies were so well preserved that when inspected you could still see most of the details of the body when the wrappings where cut off. Later once the air got to the bodies they would start to disintegrate quickly.