Friday, November 19, 2010

Events that occured in the Old Kingdom of Eygpt

     The crazy things that happened is when the science of mummification began in earnest. The things that were recognized is that removing the very soft tissue of the internal organs would help prevent the body decay. Also, the creepy part is that those of the higher rank kept their organs in special containers. The types of containers were wooden of alabaster boxes. The part I think is awesome is that the special containers have four inner compartments in which each of the four major organs (liver, lungs, stomach, and intestines) were placed separately.The only part I think is frightening is that the container was placed outside the coffin, but inside the tomb.

1 comment:

  1. Wow that's pretty cool. I wouldve assumed that once your organs are put into a canopic jar they would've disposed of them but i guess not.