Friday, August 27, 2021


More items today from the tomb of Nefertari.


Coming back into the main area of the exhibit, I photographed this panel.

Here we have an area displaying tools and materials used in the process of preparing the dead for mummification. Internal organs would be removed, the brain would be removed via the nostrils, and certain chemical processes would be engaged to embalm and preserve the body.

"It's called mummification. You'll be dead when they do this." ~ Evie

"For the record, if I don't make it out of here, don't put me down for mummification." ~ Rick, The Mummy

Canopic jars were used to contain the organs of the deceased.

No mummies for this exhibit, so there was no need to be cautious about reading from the Book of the Dead, as I mentioned to a friend who went to see the exhibit before I did. But there were coffins.


  1. Interesting to read about the process of mummification. Good thing no mummy was on display.

  2. Wouldn't want to have liver for dinner after a day preparing mummies!

  3. Intersting part about the mummification, that coffin is wonderful.

  4. Hello,
    The process of mummification sounds dreadful, ugh.
    Take care, have a happy weekend!

  5. Mummification was a complicated business!

  6. We had a mummy here in the museum - a kid fell unconscious when she saw it, LOL!

  7. I like the sandals. That ankle strap makes a lot of sense. As for mummification -- sounds like a rough job!

  8. ...there are several people today that I wish were mummified.

  9. I wonder about all the treasures people have stolen from the tombs.

  10. @Nancy: admittedly I find them fascinating.

    @David: definitely not.

    @Jan: very much so.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Grace: very complicated.

    @Iris: there's a mummy or two at the ROM in Toronto.

    @Jeanie: not for the weak of stomach.

    @Jennifer: countless amounts, going back to antiquity.

  11. I remember seeing the mummies at the ROM when I was a kid and being scared.

  12. I have been at least 15 times in Egypt, I like the country and the people and of course the culture. I have seen probably everything a tourist should see, now I go there for winter holidays. We had also several expositions in Brussels.

  13. El proceso es laborioso. Espero que todos estuvieran muertos, porque más de una vez, se ha certificado una muerte y al ir a encinerarlos y han dado señales de vida.

  14. Amazing that they should want to preserve the body and yet destroy its integrity.. go figure

  15. Good variety of photos.
    It's weird they wore sandals just like what sells today. A neck pillow looks so uncomfortable. There must have been cushioning under their shoulders.

  16. Mummification is a precursor to embalming I guess.

  17. @RedPat: I was fascinated.

    @Gattina: I'd love to see it

    @Anvilcloud: it was indeed.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Revrunner: kind of.

    @Cloudia: quite peculiar.

    @Maywyn: in this case it braced the head of the body during mummification.

    @Marie: one way to look at it.

  18. Goodness! Wasn't mummification complicated!

    All the best Jan

  19. The first recorded 'embalming' ~ great post ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  20. I remember going to the AGO in Toronto years ago to see an Egyptian exhibit and found it very interesting. Your photos brought back that memory.

  21. I don't know how they managed to keep those sandals on, they look a bit uncomfortable.