The Top 10 Mummy Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Mummies symbolised immortality.

It took up to 70 days (and a lot of salt) to make a mummy

But they left the heart behind because they believed that when the dead person first arrived in the afterlife they would need their heart for a special test.

"Embalming" is the name given to the process of making mummies. If you were very rich you could afford a very fancy embalming

The fanciest mummies of all were the pharaohs

The most famous mummy is Tutankhamun

Animals were mummies too!

The Victorians LOVED mummies

Mummies weren't just Egyptian