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  • Mummification is the process of slowly drying a dead body to stop it rotting.
  • In Ancient Egypt, the process took 70 days.
  • Priests removed the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines, and stored them in four special coffins.
  • These coffins were called Canopic jars. The organs dry out in them.
  • Later, these were placed in the tomb beside the mummy.
  • The priests also removed the brains, but the heart was left to be weighed by the God, Anubis. The heart is, "the seat of the soul".
  • They washed the body in palm wine.
  • Then covered it in


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