Removal of the brain through the nose, organs cut out of the body, dried and placed in jars. The almost empty shell of a body stuffed with Natron and salts for soaking moisture. The dehydrated body cleansed with oils and wrapped in bandages, eventually lowered into the coffin and buried at last–mummification was never an easy process. But, the ancient Egyptians indulged in it nonetheless.
The ancient Egyptians believed in the eternity of life. A belief they willingly flaunted, leaving behind a legacy–of mummies and pyramids–for modern science to explore. Making elaborate preparations and constructing gargantuan monuments, this highly skilled and strong race left no stone unturned to ensure a great afterlife for their dead.
Contrary to popular opinion, ancient Egyptians were never preoccupied with death. They were in fact, obsessed with life. Their strong belief that the dead would someday return to reclaim their bodies, made them one of the most optimistic civilizations to have existed.
Mummification of the deceased remains one of the most fascinating and mysterious practices across civilisations till date.