FACTS: When Did Egyptians Start Making Mummies?

Answers to 3 frequently asked mummy questions


Q: When Did Egyptians Start Making Mummies?


A: Ancient Egyptians started making mummies around 3400BC.

Q. Were mummies always made the same way from the start?


A: No. It took priests time to develop the mummification technique. Over a thousand years passed before a priest figured out that if he or she took out the body's internal organs, the mummy would last instead of rot. That occurred in around 2600BC.

Q: Were Egyptians the first to make mummies?


A: The ancient Egyptians were not the first to make mummies. People in South America did it first.

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