BrainPOP

Mummies

Everyone loves mummies! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explore with you the fascinating world of Egyptian mummies. Discover why the Egyptians believed bodies should be preserved, who got mummified, and what role a sticky substance called natron played in the process. You’ll follow the Egyptian mummification process step by step, from the removal of the internal organs all the way to the placement of the mummy in a burial tomb. Plus, you can find out how the body was dried, what was put inside of it, and what tools the Egyptians used to make it look more lifelike. Check out the story behind why tombs were decorated so elaborately, and see what an Egyptian tomb looked like! Just don’t disturb the mummies!

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