An Internet-Based Treasure Hunt
Eddie Smith and Terri Tinsley
Canyon Jr. High School
Would you enjoy being a mortician in Ancient Egypt?
Use the Internet resources listed below answer the 10 questions that follow. When you have finished, answer the Big Question that asks you to combine a lot of what you learned through the treasure hunt into a "big picture."
List the two stages of the process of mummification.
Which organs are removed and moved to the drying table?
What is Natron and what does it do to the organs?
What organ is not removed? Why?
After 40 days, what is done to the body?
What process of mummification is believed to have destroyed the central bone of the nasal cavity?
What was the reason for the elaborate mummy mask?
What may have been done to the feet of a wealthy person that was was not done to the poor people?
Describe the weighing of the heart by Anubis in the Hall of the Dead.
Who is the God of Embalming?
The Big Question
Compare and contrast the embalming of the bodies in ancient Egypt to current practices.