In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbmummifies, mummified, mummifying
- Followers of the goddess Bast, the goddess of pleasure, created sanctuaries with bronze statues of cats and mummified hundreds of thousands of cats.
- More than 2,000 years ago, a roll of papyrus with extensive writings was enshrouded with a body that was mummified for preservation.
- The completely wrapped mummified infant under investigation was detected in the upper level of the tomb chamber.
- Although the tomb dates from 1330 B.C., the researchers believe the lion was probably mummified and buried during a later Egyptian dynasty in the final centuries before Christ.
- In ancient Egypt, cats and dogs were mummified because they were believed to have an afterlife, and Egyptian Gods had animal heads.
- In ancient Egypt, people were mummified in order to help them attain eternal life.
- Could the solution be that these ancient Britons had been mummified?
- They were often mummified - and, sometimes, mice were also entombed with the cats, to keep them well-fed on their metaphorical journey to the next world.
- The pharaohs were mummified using plants, herbs, spices, and minerals.
- There was however great inequality in preparation for eternal life. The Pharaohs and other royals, nobles and key officials were mummified and accompanied by grave goods and great treasure.
- The Egytpians mummified their dead because they believed a person needed a preserved body in order to survive in the afterlife.
- The ancient Egyptians mummified more than just human corpses.
- He said the vast majority of these animals were mummified because of their link with ancient Egyptian gods.
- He, therefore, knew very well that his body would be mummified like those of his predecessors whose royal relics he had looked after.
- The body of the dead cat would be taken to the city of Bubastis, home of the goddess Bastet, where it would be mummified and buried in a cat cemetery.
- A highly effective desiccator, this mineral - in the form of a paste called natron - was one of the ingredients used by ancient Egyptians to mummify their queens and kings.
- The Site of Apis is famous for the sacred animal of god Ptah, the Apis bull that was mummified here prior to its being buried.
- This explains why the Egyptians mummified the dead: so that the ka, on its return, would find the body not decomposed.
intransitive verbmummifies, mummified, mummifying
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