To help us to understand the stages of mummification, Year 3 mummified a teddy; ‘Uni’Khamun’.
Follow our instructions if you want to send off a soul to the Egyptian afterlife.
Stage 1. Clean the body with palm oil and rinsed with water from the River Nile.
Stage 2. Pull the brain out of the nose with a long hook.
Stage 3. Remove the internal organs and place into canopic jars.
Stage 4. Sprinkle the body with natron (salt) to dry it out.
Stage 5. Wrap the body in layers of linen
Stage 6. Place a death mask onto the body.
Stage 7. Place the mummy into a sarcophagus and hold a funeral to send the soul off to the afterlife.