Mummies and Pyramids: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning

By Will Osborne

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while Jack and Annie obtained again from their experience in Magic Tree apartment #3: Mummies within the Morning, they had plenty of questions. Why did humans make mummies? What was once the mysterious writing on mummy cases? How did such a lot historical Egyptians spend their days? How have been the pyramids built? Find out the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie tune the facts.

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They discovered from them how one can defend the physique for the subsequent lifestyles. Oh, wow! Egyptologists imagine that the traditional Egyptians remodeled 70 million mummies! creating a Mummy It took many years to make a mummy. The paintings was once performed via a group of clergymen. Egyptians believed the god Anubis (uh-NOO-bis) watched over mummy making. Anubis had the physique of a guy and the pinnacle of a jackal. So the executive priest wore a masks of a jackal. A jackal is a type of wild puppy that lives in Asia and North Africa. where the place the clergymen labored used to be referred to as the gorgeous condominium. every little thing within the attractive apartment used to be performed with nice care. First, all of the organs other than the center have been taken out of the physique. the traditional Egyptians believed that the gods weighed a person’s middle whilst she or he attempted to go into the subsequent lifestyles. the load of the center could inform the gods if the individual had lived an outstanding lifestyles on the earth. different organs have been installed distinct jars to be buried with the mother. Oh, guy! the traditional Egyptians didn’t understand what a person’s mind was once for—so they threw it away! subsequent, the clergymen washed the physique with wine. They stated prayers. They rubbed the physique with oils and spices. Then the monks lined the physique with a type of salt referred to as natron (NAY-tron). Natron labored just like the wasteland sand, in simple terms higher. It helped dry the physique much more quick and retain it from decaying. eventually, the clergymen laid the physique on a slanted desk. They acknowledged extra prayers. Then they left the physique to dry for roughly 40 days. while the physique had dried out, it was once wrapped in strips of linen. The linen were soaked in resin. As they dried, the linen strips turned very challenging. Resin (REZ-in) is the sticky stuff that comes from bushes or vegetation. The clergymen wrapped magic charms within the mummy’s linen strips. The Egyptians believed those charms may deliver sturdy good fortune and defend the individual within the subsequent lifestyles. a few mummies have been buried with greater than 100 charms! The clergymen wrapped and wrapped until eventually the physique used to be lined from head to toe. occasionally a masks of the person’s face was once put over the linen strips. This used to be to aid the ba and ka realize the individual beneath. The layer of linen strips on a few mummies was once a number of inches thick. while the physique used to be absolutely wrapped, it used to be able to be put in its mummy case. there has been often a portray of the person’s face at the mummy case, too. occasionally the mummy’s case used to be positioned in a stone coffin referred to as a sarcophagus (sar-KAHF-uh-gus). Many mummy circumstances have been adorned with work and writing. The work usually confirmed the individual coming into the subsequent existence and assembly the gods. The writing spelled out prayers and magic spells. Early mummy circumstances have been oblong bins, like this one: Later mummy situations have been formed extra just like the mummy within: whilst the mother used to be sealed within its case, it used to be able to be taken to its tomb. A tomb is a burial position. The magic charms wrapped within the mummy’s linen strips are referred to as amulets (AM-yuh-lits). a few amulets have been little statues of the gods. Others have been symbols, like a collection of stairs resulting in the subsequent lifestyles.

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