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The Egyptians believed in life after death or afterlife They also believed the sprit would need to come back to its body to rest so they worked hard to preserve itOne famous Egyptian story tells about Osiris who once ruled Egypt He was supposed to have been murdered by his jealous brother Set After having many adventures Isis the wife of Osiris managed to restore him to life The Egyptians were in their afterlife supposed to live in a land ruled by Osiris Their next life would be similar to their present one except free from all troubles and more comfortableThey still would need supplies for their afterlife so they would take everything they need and store it in jars Then they would cast a spell over the jars so their contents would last forever They would also take papyrus scrolls and write formulas on them to overcome all obstacles in their future life Little servant statues were to serve as servants They had one servant statue for each day of the year and one for each special job that may need to be done in their future life In order so the sprits would recognize their body the Egyptians would mummify it Mummify means treat a body with preservatives so it will not decayFirst the Egyptians would take all the organs out and put them in canopic jars Canopic jars are jars with lids in the form the head of an animal god or the person themselves They would throw away the brain because they believed the heart did all the thinking They would leave the heart in the body Then they would dry the body and organs in natron a mixture of salt and baking soda Earlier in history they would have dried the body in the sun Next they would pack the body in linen so it would regain its original shape It would then be soaked in scented oils and washed
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