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1

what does embalming do?

it preserves a dead body

2

what did ancient egyptian priests do to make a mummy?

they removed the organs, preserved the body with salt and spices, wrapped it in linen and put it in a coffin

3

why did ancient egyptians think it was important to preserve dead bodies?

so that dead people could live on in the next world

4

what did the ancient egyptians bury with their mummies?

everything they thought they would need in the next life": food, clothes, games, jewelry, furniture, etc.

5

what was this time in egyptian history called?

the old kingdom

6

what do "bc" and "bce" mean?

"before christ" and "before the common era"

7

what do "ad" and "ce" mean?

"anno domini" (latin for "the year of our lord") and "common era"

8

tell me about making mummies

egyptians during the old kingdom believed that people needed their bodies to go to heaven after they died, so they preserved dead people as mummies