Have you heard of mummies? In ancient Egypt, kings and wealthy people were made into mummies after they died. Read on to learn more about mummies.
Mummies were wrapped up tight.BERND THISSEN—PICTURE ALLIANCE/GETTY IMAGES
The body was dried with salt. Then it was wrapped in cloth. A mummy is wrapped in many feet of cloth.
Mummies were put in cases.AMIR MAKAR—AFP/GETTY IMAGES
A mummy’s coffin was placed inside a sarcophagus. A sarcophagus was usually made of stone. It was often carved or painted.
Mummies were buried with special objects.KHALED DESOUKI—AFP/GETTY IMAGES
There might be jewelry. There could be food, clothing, and statues.
Mummies were placed in tombs.SUI XIANKA—XINHUA/GETTY IMAGES
A tomb is a burial place. Some Egyptian tombs are beneath pyramids . Others are in a place called the Valley of the Kings.
Where in the World?CRIS BOURONCLE—AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Egypt is not the only place where the dead were buried as mummies. Mummies have also been found in Peru.