6F Memorable Experience – An Ancient Egyptian Burial Ceremony

40 days ago, we began the mummification process with our fish pharaohs:

Today, we completed the process!

Firstly, we carefully removed the fish’s organs from the salt where they had been for over a month. We placed them inside the canopic jar with a special combination of spices.

We then removed the body of the fish from the salt; we are very surprised at how well-preserved they were. The skins had turned hard and leathery! Then, we thoroughly washed the salt from the body and dried it. When it was completely dry, we anointed the fish with olive oil and the spices.

Now it was time to wrap the body in strips of linen. We placed the amulets that we had made between the layers.

The bodies were now ready to be entombed in the pyramids that we had created. We placed the mummies in their final resting place along with our amazing shabtis and the canopic jars containing their organs.

Finally, it was the moment we’d all been waiting for: the feast!

We tried chickpeas, falafel, flatbreads, cheese, dates, dried figs, cucumber, celery, grapes, melon, honey and …. marshmallows! Yes the Ancient Egyptians really ate marshmallows!!

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