"The sacred bull of the ancient Egyptians, to which divine honors were paid."-Whitney, 1902

Apis

"The sacred bull of the ancient Egyptians, to which divine honors were paid."-Whitney, 1902

"When an Egyptian died the friends of the deceased went at once to the embalmer, By him they were shown a set of models, that is, wooden images painted and wrapped in imitation of the different styles of mummies prepared at the establishment. The models were divided into three classes; first, second, and third; and among these the friends selected according to their rank and means. The dead body was then delivered to the embalmers, by whom the brain was removed through the nostrils. Then an incision was made in the left side with a sharp stone. Through this opening the entire viscera were removed, and being cleansed by washing with palm wine, were covered with pounded aromatics and deposited in four urns. The cavity of the body was filled with powdered myrrh, cassia, and other fragrant substances, and the wound carefully sewn up. The whole body was then packed for seventy days in salt and carbonate of soda, at the end of which time it was washed and then wrapped in linen bands anointed on the inner surface with a certain gum which acted as glue. The mummy was finally put into a wooden case in the form of a man, and delivered to the relatives, by whom it was set upright against the wall in one of the rooms of their house."—Ridpath 1885

Process of Embalming

"When an Egyptian died the friends of the deceased went at once to the embalmer, By him they were shown…

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the manner of the Egyptians to bear the bodies about to be entombed across the water to the place of the sepulture-the members of the household, especially the women, were wont to follow in another barge, and with uplifted hands and unbound hair to cry out for the lost."—Ridpath, 1885

Funeral Procession Crossing the Lake of the Dead

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the…

The mummies that carry the brown-rot fungus over winter.

Brown-rot mummies

The mummies that carry the brown-rot fungus over winter.

"Mummy. Another striking religious custom was the embalming of the dead. It was thought that the soul would reanimate the body at the resurrection, and for this reason great care was taken to preserve the body from decay and provide it with a suitable resting place. Embalming was so skillfully and effectively done that decay was often prevented for thousands of years. The interior of the sepulcher was often decorated, and food and drink were placed beside the body. These houses of the dead were among the finest and the most enduring of Egyptian buildings."—Colby, 1899

mummy

"Mummy. Another striking religious custom was the embalming of the dead. It was thought that the soul…

"Mummy and Mummy Case" — Morey, 1903

Mummy

"Mummy and Mummy Case" — Morey, 1903

The bodies of those who were buried in the pyramids were preserved from decay by a secret process, known only to the priests. After the bodies were prepared, they were wrapped in bands of fine linen, and on the inside of these was spread a peculiar kind of gum. There were sometimes a thousand yards of these bands on a single body. After they were thus prepared, a soft substance was placed around the bandaged body. This covering, when it hardened, kept the body in a complete state of preservation.

Mummy

The bodies of those who were buried in the pyramids were preserved from decay by a secret process, known…

A mummy coffin.

Mummy

A mummy coffin.

<p>A cartoon of the Mummy as depicted in the classic black and white monster movies of the first half of the 20th Century.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Mummy

A cartoon of the Mummy as depicted in the classic black and white monster movies of the first half of…

<p>A simple black and white line art cartoon of the Mummy depicted in the classic black and white monster movies of the first half of the 20th Century.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Mummy (Black and White)

A simple black and white line art cartoon of the Mummy depicted in the classic black and white monster…

An image depicting the coffin used for mummies in ancient Egypt.

Mummy and Cover of Coffin

An image depicting the coffin used for mummies in ancient Egypt.

An illustration of a mummy coffin. The mummy was typically wrapped in linen and placed many nesting coffins and then finally a sarcophagus.

Mummy Coffin

An illustration of a mummy coffin. The mummy was typically wrapped in linen and placed many nesting…

An illustration of the mummy of a sacred bull.

Mummy of Sacred Bull

An illustration of the mummy of a sacred bull.

Section of a mummy-case from Ancon.

Ancon Mummy

Section of a mummy-case from Ancon.

Mummy from a Huaca at Pisco.

Pisco Mummy

Mummy from a Huaca at Pisco.

"The mummy was discovered in 1881, in an underground chamber near the site of Thebes. With it were the coffins and bodies of more than a score of royal personages. They had all been taken from their tombs and placed in the vault to conceal them from grave-robbers. Ramses II was over ninety years of age at the time of his death. In spite of the somewhat grotesque disguise of mummification, the face of this famous Pharaoh still wears an aspect of majesty and pride."&mdash;Webster, 1913

Head of Mummy of Ramses II

"The mummy was discovered in 1881, in an underground chamber near the site of Thebes. With it were the…

<p>The Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, and a zombie discuss things of great import.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

The New Guy

The Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, and a zombie discuss things of great import. Illustrated by James…

<p>A black and white line art version of the Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, and a zombie discuss things of great import.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

The New Guy (Black and White)

A black and white line art version of the Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, and a zombie discuss things…