Chicken Mummies

Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning all kinds of things about Ancient Egypt including the process of mummification! We were excited and disgusted from the start! We learned that the internal organs were taken out of the body and the inside of the body was packed with a natural salt. We also learned that the brain was aken out of the body as well… although it was taken out through the nose! How do you think that was accomlished?

To help us fully understand the process of mummifcation we started our own mummification experiement in class! We are in the process of mummifying chicken wings! Here’s the first day of our experiment!

You can see we cut open our chicken and packed salt inside, just like the Ancient Egyptians did! Then we put our chicken in a bag an covered it with salt! The process has begun! Check back soon to see the progress!