Cleopatra and her Soul

4000 years ago there lived a pharaoh called Cleopatra who married her younger brother. After a few days her brother died so she decided to kill herself. She let a cobra snake bite her arm and she died quickly. She was born in 69 BC and killed herself in August 30 BC. Her family and friends took her to a mummifier.

First they took her dead body to the Ibu, on the west side of the Nile, to be cleaned and purified. The second thing was they pushed a hook up her nose and smashed her brain into little pieces. They removed the pieces of brain through the nose and threw them away. Then they filled her head with sawdust. The mummifier removed the stomach, the intestines, the lungs and the liver through a cut in the left side of Cleopatra’s body. All of these organs were covered in salt and placed in canopic jars ready to go in the tombs. The body was cleaned with wine and spices. The mummifier filled the body with straw and covered it with salt and left it to dry for 40 days. After 40 days the body was covered with sticky resin and wrapped tightly with rolls of linen fabric. The mummy was then placed in a special coffin called a sarcophagus and placed in a huge great pyramid.

by Amina
(Done by herself at home for extra homework!)