The way mummies were created in ancient Egypt has puzzled scientists for years, but they were able to figure out the process that made human bodies last for thousands of years. And, thanks to a set of photos published by China Daily, I’m able to present you the making of a mummy:
The corpse is laid on a special table that helps drain the fluids from the body
Scientists remove the organs and the brain
The body is buried in a kind of mineral salt
The organs are placed in jars filled with balm
The mummy’s hand, after being removed from the mineral salt
The mummy is being dabbed with spices
The mummy is wrapped in cotton sheets
Ancient incantations are written on the cotton
And voila, here’s your mummy.
And, as the famous show goes, now you know how it’s made.