The process of mummification was very crucial. First, the climate has to be extremely hot, just to enter the sand. It needs to be hot before the burial because the inside needs to be emptied and 110% dehydrated of all liquids. The reason in which the body is dried and emptied is so that the vital organs wouldn’t rot. (Rosalie 72). Secondly the location where the King/Queen was buried was always near a temple.
In addition the total process takes seventy days to finish and completely complete. Out of the seventy days thirty was needed to preserve. So much time was needed to preserve because without all of the organs inside of the body, you are made up of one hundred-sixty ounces of blood. Also blood doesn’t dry as quickly as water so the water that is in your body will dry first then the blood will take its time but eventually dry out. (Gibbons 114) The actual substance used to harden the body was a tar like paste, which was black but then, covered in other fabrics giving the mummy that “white” color. Some of the most popular mummies were Tutankhamun, Thutmose II, and Queen Hatsheput. These three were important because in there