Why were there mummies in ancient Egypt?

By |2018-09-09T19:54:50-07:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|0 Comments

Egyptian mummies were buried in coffins. This mummy is from the New Kingdom (Vatican Museum, Rome). Natural mummies in Egypt Because Egypt is a very dry place, where it hardly ever rains, the ground there is also very very dry. When you bury people in such dry ground, they often don't rot. There [...]