What is the Mummification Process?

The mummifiction process begins with an incision being made by a person called the cutter. Except for the heart, all the internal organs were removed by a priest and placed in canopic jars. The brain was removed through the nose. The body cavity was packed with natron and left to dry for 40 days. The cavity was sewn closed and the entire body wrapped in linen. The body was then ready for burial with the canopic jars after a burial mask of the deceased’s face was put in place.