After forty days in natron your body is completely dried out. Your skin is shrivelled and wrinkled and you look like a piece of old leather. You really need help now, so its off to the per nefer, the beautiful house.
First your skin will be rubbed with oils to make it softer. Then the empty space where your organs were is filled with sawdust, rags and chaff.
Other parts of your body are plumped up by pushing mud into tiny cuts in your skin. All you need now are false eyes and perhaps some false hair. You are almost looking alive again!
HANDY HINT False eyes can be made out of onions. As they have strong antiseptic qualities, they can also be stuffed into the body cavity.
Based on the book You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy!
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