A mummy is a preserved dead body. Mummification was very important to the ancient Egyptians. They believed that dead people continued living in another world, and they thought that the spirit needed the body in order to enjoy the next world.
Where does the word “mummy” come from?
When Arabs saw mummies for the first time, they assumed the sticky, black substance that was used to preserve the dead was bitumen. The Arabic word for bitumen is ‘mummiya’, and from this we get the word ‘mummy’.
Did you know?: The Egyptians didn’t only mummify humans. Archaeologists have discovered mummies of animals and birds!
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