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Was mummification common?

Was mummification common?

Unlike in Chinchorro society, mummification in ancient Egypt was typically reserved for the elite of society such as royalty, noble families, government officials and the wealthy. Common people were rarely mummified because the practice was expensive.

How many mummified pharaohs have been found?

Royal mummies from Egypt’s golden age surprise scholars. Offering hopes for tracing the family secrets of the ancient pharaohs, more than 50 royal mummies have emerged in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings from a tomb long sealed by rubble and little suspected of harboring royalty.

Can you be mummified when you die?

Once you have passed away, your body is transported to the funeral home that was designated by you or your family. Following the funeral services, the funeral home transports your body to our sanctuary where we conduct your Mummification and Transference.

Can a body be mummified today?

Forget coffins – now you can be MUMMIFIED: U.S. firm offers 21st century version of ancient Egyptian burial rites. If being buried in a box underground doesn’t appeal to you, but you don’t want to be cremated, why not try mummification. The Ancient Egyptians mummified bodies because they believed in the afterlife.

Is it illegal to be mummified?

Mummification is legal, as to my understanding it is not banned in india, europe and usa. There is a company by name summum based in salt lake city utah usa which deals in mummification of dead bodies and they have made mummies of pets like dog, cat, peacock and rats apart from humans.

Who found the first mummy?

The Spirit Cave Mummy is the oldest known mummy in the world. It was first discovered in 1940 by Sydney and Georgia Wheeler, a husband and wife archaeological team. The Spirit Cave Mummy was naturally preserved by the heat and aridity of the cave it was found in.