Why Were Mummies Made?


People were mummified to prepare them for the afterlife. Ancient Egyptians believed that a new life starts when a person died. People would cover the mummy with a mask resembling the dead person so that the ba (mummy's soul) and the ka (his invisible twin), would be able to recognise it.
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=== people made mummies because they believe that there's the afterlife. ===
The main reasons for Egyptian mummification were religious. Egyptians believed that by mummifying a body, they were preserving it to be used in the afterlife. They would remove several
The ancient Egyptians believed that mummifying a person's body after
The Egyptians mummified people to prepare them for the afterlife. It was a way to ensure the gods of the underworld would accept them. This was very common among royalty of that time
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The Egyptians used mummification to preserve bodies, whether human or animal. They believed that there was six major aspects that made up a human being, and that all six aspects was necessary to be reborn in the afterlife. They believed through mummification they were assuring that they would have an afterlife.
Mummy is a corpse whose organs and skins have been preserved by either incidental or intentional. Mummification was believed to assure the passage into the next life. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummies
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