A mummy in Ancient Egypt is a body that has
been preserved and carefully designed to last for an eternity. The
process was long and tedious; however, essential for an Egyptian as
it meant an existence in the Afterlife. The priests who performed
this sacred ritual went to great lengths to ensure their mummies
were carefully anointed, wrapped, and packaged. After the
painstaking process was completed, these ancient packages were laid
to rest inside a tomb or mass burial site.
A mummy gives us a tiny glimpse into the life of an Ancient Egyptian—some royal and some everyday citizens. Each mummy is unique and no two are identical. The enchantments, prayers, wrapping style, and art all have a story to tell.