Mummies Facts and related media
Unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt with these revealing mummy facts.
6 Chariots were entombed with King Tut.
7 Shrouds were placed over each mummy
4 Organs were removed from the body during mummification (the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines)
70 Days were required to prepare an ancient Egyptian mummy
0 Cavities were found in King Tut's teeth
3 People were involved in the mummification process (an embalmer, a cutter and a scribe)
1 Mummy has been issued his own passport (Ramses II for a trip to France)
63 Tombs have been discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings
Unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt with these revealing mummy facts. 70 Days were required to prepare an ancient Egyptian mummy 63 Tombs have been discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings 7 Shrouds were placed over each mummy 6 Chariots were entombed with King Tut 4 Organs were removed from the body during mummification (the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines) 3 People were involved in the mummification process (an embalmer, a cutter and a scribe) 1 Mummy has been issued his own passport (Ramses II for a trip to France) 0 Cavities were found in King Tut's teeth
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