International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Life after Death: The Significance and Evolution of the Mummification Process in Ancient Egypt


The dedication, complexity, and elaborate burial practices show the significance that death and the afterlife was to the Ancient Egyptian people and culture. Life after death was a motivating factor when it came to preparing for one’s death and success in the afterlife. To ancient Egyptians, death was only the beginning. The Ancient Egyptians developed a complex process of mummification in order to preserve bodies for their crossing into the afterlife. The process of mummification was a complex ritual that changed and evolved overtime. The significance of mummification and the afterlife, however, did not change.