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1. The Egyptians believed that it was necessary to preserve a body
2. The mummification process took 170 days
3. The intestines, lungs, liver and stomach were removed through a cut in the abdomen
4. The heart was removed and thrown away
5. The brain was removed through the nose
6. Natron salt was used to remove moisture from the body and internal organs
7. The body organs were stored in canopic jars
8. The body was packed with sand
9. The bandages used to wrap the body were made of wool
10. The bandaged body was placed in a shroud