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Egyptian mummies

An Egyptian mummy with a child's face

This is a mummy of a young boy of about two years old, wrapped in linen bandages. 

All of our mummies are genuine human remains of people who died over 2000 years ago in Egypt. Their bodies have lasted for thousands of years because their families made great efforts to preserve them for eternity. They believed eternal life could be achieved through the preservation of the body through mummification.

Each person had a spirit which they called the 'ka' which lived on after death inside the mummy. The name of a person was also a living thing and needed to be remembered by the living.