Mummies of Ancient Egypt:Who Were the Mummies? 3

Over time almost all Egyptians who could afford to became mummies when they died — a total of about 70 million mummies in 3,000 years. By the 4th century AD, many Egyptians had become Christians and no longer believed that mummification was necessary for life after death. Eventually, the Egyptians gave up the art and… Continue reading Mummies of Ancient Egypt:Who Were the Mummies? 3

Mummies of Ancient Egypt: How are Mummies Made? 2

Mummification in ancient Egypt was a very long and expensive process. From start to finish, it took about seventy days to embalm a body. Since the Egyptians believed that mummification was essential for passage to the afterlife, people were mummified and buried as well as they could possibly afford. High-ranking officials, priests and other nobles… Continue reading Mummies of Ancient Egypt: How are Mummies Made? 2

Pharaoh

Pharaoh: Lord of the Two Lands The most powerful person in ancient Egypt was the pharaoh. The pharaoh was the political and religious leader of the Egyptian people, holding the titles: ‘Lord of the Two Lands’ and ‘High Priest of Every Temple’. As ‘Lord of the Two Lands’ the pharaoh was the ruler of Upper… Continue reading Pharaoh

Khepri

Khepri ‘He Who is Coming into Being’ Appearance: Man with the head of a scarab A scarab beetle Khepri was a god of creation, the movement of the sun, and rebirth. The scarab beetle lays its eggs in a ball of dung. Then, it rolls the ball along the ground until the young beetles are… Continue reading Khepri

Isis God in Ancient Egypt

Isis Appearance: Woman with headdress in the shape of a throne A pair of cow horns with a sun disk Isis was a protective goddess. She used powerful magic spells to help people in need. Isis was the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. Since each pharaoh was considered the ‘living Horus’, Isis… Continue reading Isis God in Ancient Egypt

Horus

Horus ‘The One Far Above’ Appearance: Man with the head of a hawk A hawk Horus was a god of the sky. He is probably most well-known as the protector of the ruler of Egypt. The Egyptians believed that the pharaoh was the ‘living Horus’. Horus standardThe ancient Egyptians had many different beliefs about the… Continue reading Horus