What are some things egyptian embalmers do during a emabling?
and what do they do
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Embalming was a lengthy process, and it is unlikely that music accompanied the actual process; only priests and embalmers were present during the event. There was chanting involved, however.
The cofffin was taken down the Nile to the purification tent (a temporary wooden structure), where the body was ritually washed. The coffin was then taken to th embalming workshop, the "wabet" (meaning "clean place"). These workshops were made of mudbrick and/or stone and were often built near valley temples.
The body was washed, and any hair was removed. A curved copper hook was used to make a hole in the lamina cribosa of the ethmoid bone (bone between nasal cavity and brain). Parts of the brain were drawn out intact; the rest was dissolved with drugs. A paraschistes (person who made incisions) made an incision in the abdomen and removed most organs except the kidneys (missed), bladder (missed), and heart (intentionally left, seat of soul). The organs were washed in natron, dried, covered in resin, and stored in canopic jars. The body was filled (and surrounded) with natron and left to dry for around 30 days. When the body was competely desiccated, the body was anointed with perfume and incense, and the head and chest cavities were filled with cloth soaked in resin. The body was wrapped in a sheet of yellow or red linen; fingers received particular attention, and royal fingers were capped with gold. The head was oiled and wrapped a second time; this took 7 days. The head was oiled and wrapped for a third time, then legs were bound together. A final bandage wrapped around the entire body, leaving the arms folded or straight. Protective charms and/or scarabs were often tucked into the wrappings, and resin was used as an adhesive between the layers of bandages.
This lengthy procedure was mostly reserved for monarchs and the wealthy. In the cheaper version, the brain was not removed, and cedar oil injected through the rectum was used to dissolve organs. The very cheapest version consisted merely of washing the body and desiccating it with natron.
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