( heritage-key.com ) Mummification Featuring Zahi Hawass is a video by Nico Piazza, featuring still-photography by Sandro Vannini. In the video Dr Zahi Hawass is examining an Old Kingdom mummy found quite by accident in a tomb at Saqqara. Dr Hawass explains the mummification process and why each stage was carried out, as well as why the heart was left inside the body.

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24 thoughts on “Dr Zahi Hawass explains Ancient Egyptian Mummy Recipe

  • October 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Great Video Zahi, but what did they do to the brain afterwards?

    The heart was left in because of knowledge!

    Most scientists would say that the brain is the store box, not the heart.

    I can’t get over how they could pull a three pound mass of jelly out of the nose, mind blowing.lol x

    I want your job.xx

  • October 1, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    very interesting..

  • October 2, 2009 at 2:25 am

    thank you i love it!!!! anniemedlock

  • October 2, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Love it!…thanks for posting 🙂

  • October 2, 2009 at 3:22 am

    I would die to have a job like his. That would be a dream come true!

  • October 2, 2009 at 5:18 am

    So, there are a lot of pharos in the afterlife getting ticked off because people keep fiddling with their bodies?

  • October 4, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Excellent “classroom” presentation. But who was he/she during the Late Period and in whose tomb did the mummy reside? Steve

  • October 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    1:13 creepy 😀

  • November 21, 2009 at 7:23 am

    they puit the brain in the jar too >P

  • December 11, 2009 at 12:03 am

    did the Egyptians gift those to the British Museum ??

    or did the British stole and robbed them ???

  • January 4, 2010 at 6:05 am

    There are strick religious reasons why people had their own stuff is to cut down also on illness and murders and hauntings. Religious says you can’t say their real names. Religious says you can’t use their stuff or call them. Religious says if their clothes have illness you can not give that to their children or anyone else. For safety of the people who lived. So not again for the afterlife but for the future of the living.
    Many fears in the old days. Should be fears now.

  • January 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    What is the name of this Beautiful song here? anyone please?

  • February 5, 2010 at 1:59 am

    zahi hawass is the master of egyptian history !

  • February 7, 2010 at 10:06 am

    yes because they believed that the heart is the centre of thinking and feeling so they used to leave the heart and extract the brain to be placed inside a jar

  • February 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    no doubt some rich person will come along and want to be mummified when he/she expires. why not, they freeze themselves in chyrogenics! so why not be a mummy!

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  • April 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Whats the name of this song ? beautiful!

  • May 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    when i pass on to the afterlife i wanna have a mummification i dont want to be a skeleton hopefully thats 100 years from now lol

  • June 27, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Dr Hawass himself looks like the personification of an Ancient Egyptian.

  • July 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

    @kkOOLLMMEE My boyfriend is related to him, I’m so incredibly jealous i wish i had his job

  • July 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Love his wonderful love of his ancient people but the new reality show seems a bit choreographed (staged). I watched the show for just 10 minutes and it was obvious he was acting for the camera.

  • July 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    is it true the pyramids were build by slaves? is it true the pyramids were build by Aliens?

  • July 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Ive wonder what would the ancient Egyptian think of creamation?

  • August 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    i’m not into old men..but damn Zahi.
    i would marry you.

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