Embalmer, in most modern cultures, is the art and science of temporarily preserving human remains (some may preserve for long-term) to forestall decomposition and to make them suitable for public display at a funeral. The three goals of embalming are thus sanitization, presentation and preservation (or restoration) of a corpse to achieve this effect. Embalming has a very long and cross-cultural history, with many cultures giving the embalming processes a greater religious meaning. Embalming has been practiced in many cultures (Although not common in Zimbabwe). In classical antiquity, perhaps the ancient culture that had developed embalming to the greatest extent was that of Egypt, which developed the process of mummification. The Ancient Egyptians believed that preservation of the mummy empowered the soul after death, the latter of which would return to the preserved corpse.Embalmers are responsible for preserving and disinfecting a body until the cremation or burial is carried out. Their job is to try to restore the physical appearance of a deceased person and eliminate - as far as is possible - the distressing signs of death, so the body can be viewed by the bereaved. They may use wax and plaster of Paris to ensure that the appearance of the body is as natural as possible. They are also responsible for ensuring that there is no health risk to anyone coming into contact with the body. Embalmers' working hours are variable, and can include weekends. Part-time work is possible. A lot of time is spent standing and the work involves lifting and bending. Embalmers may have to travel to different funeral parlous locally and even nationally. Some embalmers spend short periods away from home.
As an embalmer you should: be sensitive to other people's…
predictable but the Mesopotamians believed that it was unstable.
Ancient Egypt was a civilization far ahead of its time. Ancient Egypt created paper high heels and condoms. Their general outlook on life was that life is balanced and predictable or maat meaning world in perfect order. The government was very centralized. It was broken up into 42 nomes with a governors appointed by the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh was the ruler of Egypt and was considered to be a living god. His eldest son is always his…
Civilization along the Nile: Egypt
- Egypt= " the gift of the Nile "
- major crop= cotton
- Nile flows South to North and empties into the Mediterranean Sea
- 150 years ago= John Spekes found the source of the Nile which is Lake Victoria in Uganda (lake was named after Queen Victoria)
- Reasons Why it was Difficult to Invade Egypt
1. to the east and west= Sahara Desert
2. the Nile River had six huge waterfalls that would be tough to get through
- Ancient Egypt= "Kemet" which means the land…
Western Civilization I
Ancient Egypt. Films on Demand.
How would life today be different if we didn’t have ancient Egyptian pharaohs? That is the main question that seems to pop in my head every time I think about this certain time. To have someone powerful stand over you or on top of you and rule you is much used today. I think about this sort of situations if we didn’t have any type of rulers. I feel that having these pharaohs to control people was one of the best…
by Alexander the Great – Ancient Egypt was a majestic civilization in the Mediterranean world. From the great pyramids and military conquests of the New Kingdom, Ancient Egypt retained its radiance in rich culture, religion, strong government, and innovation.
During late Stone Age, northeastern African communities exchanged materials and shared agriculture which helped to pave the way for development of the civilization. Around 3100 B.C., separate upper and lower Egypt were united by King Menes(Narmer)…
Caste System of Ancient Indian in Comparison to the Class System of Ancient Egypt
Throughout history, different social organizations and structures have successfully implemented themselves into everyday life. As societies evolve, these systems and structures are altered and changed to better suit the needs of its members. Although the details and small concepts of many civilizations and social organizations are still in effect today, it is recognized that lifestyles and systems of the…
Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia had many political and cultural similarities such as both societies had a hierarchy and were theocracies, they both relied heavily on trade and agriculture, and both believed that their ruling had a connection to the gods. However, they also had many differences some being Mesopotamia used cuneiform and Egypt used hieroglyphics, Hammurabi's code was followed by the Mesopotamian's and the Egyptians were governed by the Pharaoh, Mesopotamia is made up of city-states…
Saint Louis University
Imagine if you will a time long ago, an ancient civilization, one of mystery and intrigue, steeped in culture and charm, riches and spirituality. A civilization shrouded in all this and more. How exciting would it have been to live in this the most unique culture of ancient past? That is what ancient Egypt had to offer. If you are like me you will be captivated by the ancient history of Egypt. Not to say this civilization…
The beginning of civilization itself was the most amazing event in earth’s history. It was a time where something that kind of looked like an ape started to think, more than any other creature up to that point, and until today. Its pretty incredible to think that these creatures banned together and started to create a unity that differs greatly than those that hunt in packs or sleep together. This was a unity that would grow to become known as civilization. What…
Presentation: Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt most certainly meets the criteria for a civilisation as it contains much of the elements that make up our own modern society. These include a social hierarchy, government, religion, military force, monuments, trading system, wealth and power, reliable food and water sources and its own written language. Egypt had a complex system much like our own and therefore I would argue a true civilisation with the following points.
Ancient Egypt was a Complex…
Ancient Egypt - Land of the River
"All of Egypt is the gift of the Nile." It was the Greek historian Herodotus who made that observation. The remarkable benefits of the Nile are clear to everyone, but through history he was the first to talk about it and consider its fascination. Through history, the Nile played a major role in the building of civilizations. The first civilizations to appear in history started on a river valley or in a place where resources are numerous and example of these are…