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Do the ingredients to make an Ancient Egyptian style Mummy lurk in the depths of your pantry?
Did you know that your pantry probably contains the same substances used by Ancient Egyptians to make mummies?
I’m not seriously suggesting you try this at home, but the main substance used to pack the cleaned organs and body was natron; a combination of sodium carbonate and baking soda.
A simple marinade of wine and spices was used to clean the removed internal organs. (Personally, I prefer to drink the wine! - but that's just me).
While oil, another common kitchen staple was used to rinse residues out of the abdominal cavity - the variety was probably cedar.
Next we might have to raid the laundry for wads of linen to stuff under the skin to plump out sunken cheeks. (Ancient botox???).
From outside yards we could scavenge sawdust or mud to top up the body’s cavity (tar was another favourite).
The entire contents of the linen cupboard might have to be sacrificed to wrap the Mummy in multiple resin soaked layers. Looting the jewellery box would be our next step as precious gems and magic amulets were often inserted inside the linen layers.
Stretched out these bandages could measure 2.5 km!
The Ancient Egyptians believed their ka (spirit) required their physical body so they mummified it to last forever.
It’s an interesting concept and one I explored in Golden Scarab with the High Priest committing a sacrilege not only against the physical body of his foe, but stealing his afterlife, too.
Other Fantasy Stories by Wendy Scott
(2) $5 Amazon gift cards - Charles Jones & Ted Berner
(2) ebook copies of Lodestone - Gracie Bradford & John Podlaski
(2) ebook copies of Tiger House - A. M. Manay & Mark Bierman
(2) ebook copies of Ferrasium - Forrest Stepnowski & John Fioravanti