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Mummies
  • What are they really?

2
What do we know about mummies?
3
Mummy Facts
  • When a body is mummified, it is preserved so that
    the bacteria and fungi cannot grow.
  • Mummies still have some of their soft tissue.
  • Mummies last for so long, that we still have
    mummies today from ancient Egypt!

4
Different forms of mummification
  • Embalming
  • The process of deliberately preserving a body.
    It involves drying a body with sunlight, fire,
    smoke, or chemicals, which removes the moisture
    that bacteria and fungi need to grow.
  • Ice
  • Also preserves a body because bacteria and fungi
    cannot live in freezing temperatures.
  • Peat bogs
  • Cold, deep, stagnant bodies of water with high
    acid levels, preserve bodies because bacteria and
    fungi cannot live in the oxygen-free environment.

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Lets see a video about mummies!
  • Mummies

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Different Types of Mummies Found
  • Tollund Man This 2,100-year-old mummy was found
    in a peat bog in Denmark. He had a rope around
    his neck, indicating that he was probably
    sacrificed. Tollund Man
  • Lindow Man This mummy was found in an English
    peat bog. When scientists examined the body, they
    discovered he had been murdered.Lindow Man, Bog
    Body

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some more mummies
  • Ötzi the Iceman Found frozen in the Alps, this
    man died about 5,200 years ago. Ötzi the Iceman
    The Iceman's Last Meal
  • Juanita (also known as the Ice Maiden) This
    young Inca girl was discovered in the Andes in
    Peru. She had been sacrificed in a ritual and
    preserved in ice. The High Mummies Incan
    MummiesJuanita, Incan Ice Maiden

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the most famous mummy
  • Tutankhamen (King Tut) Buried in a tomb filled
    with treasures, this Egyptian pharaoh had been
    embalmed. His organs were removed and his body
    was dried with salt and then wrapped in hundreds
    of yards of linen.Mummies of Ancient
    EgyptMysteries of EgyptSecrets of the Pharaohs

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Check out these sites
  • Mummy-Making Methods
  • Mummies of the World
  • Mummies Unmasked
  • Mummification

10
Answer these questions with your group
  • What is this mummy or group of mummies called?
  • Where was it found?
  • Describe what scientists found. (Draw a picture
    or print out an image.)
  • How was it preserved?
  • How well preserved was it?
  • Was the mummy preserved intentionally or
    accidentally, or is it impossible to tell?
  • Explain what is known about this person,
    including name, position, or title, and cause of
    death. How do scientists know this information?
  • Were other objects found with the mummy? If so,
    what do they reveal about the mummy?
  • What have scientists and historians learned about
    the mummys society?

11
Lets share what we have learned
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Title: Mummies


1
Mummies
  • What are they really?

2
What do we know about mummies?
3
Mummy Facts
  • When a body is mummified, it is preserved so that
    the bacteria and fungi cannot grow.
  • Mummies still have some of their soft tissue.
  • Mummies last for so long, that we still have
    mummies today from ancient Egypt!

4
Different forms of mummification
  • Embalming
  • The process of deliberately preserving a body.
    It involves drying a body with sunlight, fire,
    smoke, or chemicals, which removes the moisture
    that bacteria and fungi need to grow.
  • Ice
  • Also preserves a body because bacteria and fungi
    cannot live in freezing temperatures.
  • Peat bogs
  • Cold, deep, stagnant bodies of water with high
    acid levels, preserve bodies because bacteria and
    fungi cannot live in the oxygen-free environment.

5
Lets see a video about mummies!
  • Mummies

6
Different Types of Mummies Found
  • Tollund Man This 2,100-year-old mummy was found
    in a peat bog in Denmark. He had a rope around
    his neck, indicating that he was probably
    sacrificed. Tollund Man
  • Lindow Man This mummy was found in an English
    peat bog. When scientists examined the body, they
    discovered he had been murdered.Lindow Man, Bog
    Body

7
some more mummies
  • Ötzi the Iceman Found frozen in the Alps, this
    man died about 5,200 years ago. Ötzi the Iceman
    The Iceman's Last Meal
  • Juanita (also known as the Ice Maiden) This
    young Inca girl was discovered in the Andes in
    Peru. She had been sacrificed in a ritual and
    preserved in ice. The High Mummies Incan
    MummiesJuanita, Incan Ice Maiden

8
the most famous mummy
  • Tutankhamen (King Tut) Buried in a tomb filled
    with treasures, this Egyptian pharaoh had been
    embalmed. His organs were removed and his body
    was dried with salt and then wrapped in hundreds
    of yards of linen.Mummies of Ancient
    EgyptMysteries of EgyptSecrets of the Pharaohs

9
Check out these sites
  • Mummy-Making Methods
  • Mummies of the World
  • Mummies Unmasked
  • Mummification

10
Answer these questions with your group
  • What is this mummy or group of mummies called?
  • Where was it found?
  • Describe what scientists found. (Draw a picture
    or print out an image.)
  • How was it preserved?
  • How well preserved was it?
  • Was the mummy preserved intentionally or
    accidentally, or is it impossible to tell?
  • Explain what is known about this person,
    including name, position, or title, and cause of
    death. How do scientists know this information?
  • Were other objects found with the mummy? If so,
    what do they reveal about the mummy?
  • What have scientists and historians learned about
    the mummys society?

11
Lets share what we have learned
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