When a person or animal dies bacteria on the body causes it to decompose, eventually leaving just the skeleton behind. Because Egyptians valued life after death they had an important ritual to protect the bodies.  Ancient Egyptians believed they should provide their dead with a well-functioning body in the after life.  Ancient Egyptians believed that they had a soul, which they called the KA. They believed the Ka was released from the body at the time of death. From then on the KA did not stay peacefully in one place. In order for the Ka to rest in the body at night, the body had to be preserved or mummified.


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  1. Anonymous

     /  October 20, 2013

    Jorge Carrillo:so that’s what they do when they die

  2. Gissell

     /  October 21, 2013

    Mummification was very important to Egyptians because”death was something to look forward to,and they could live eternally.”

  3. paola

     /  October 24, 2013

    that gave me goosebumps! thats really weird! those people were crazy back in “the day”!

  4. Juan Salas

     /  October 24, 2013

    I know right???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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