The Ancient Egyptian Mummification Process Explained

In 2009, the Getty Museum created an informative animation that explained the highly sophisticated ancient Egyptian process of mummifying a body. The model from which they based the information they used was the anonymous Mummy of Herakleides.

First, the internal organs were removed and all moisture from the body was eliminated. Next, the body was wrapped with long strips of linen, and then covered with a large linen cloth.