Egypt: Quest For Immortality

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Egypt: Quest for Immortality Ancient Egyptian Civilization lasted more than 3500 years. Great rulers of Egypt were known as Pharaohs. Egyptians believed that the key to immortality was by a process called mummification. Mummification was a ritual for eternity. Egyptians took the bodies of these Pharaohs which were cleansed and dried and buried them in secret tombs that were sacred to them.

Pharaohs ruled the kingdom. An important ruler was by the name of Tutentkaten also known as King Tut. King Tut was about eighteen or nineteen when he died. This Pharaoh was mummified and buried. King Tut was buried with his weapons, pots and valuable treasures, his coffin was made of solid gold. King tut believed that death was a journey of life through the Nile river. Egyptians also built these huge pyramids that were made of limestone blocks which weighed about 12,000 tons each, and the bodies of these mummies were also buried in these pyramids and hidden for protection.

By the year 550 AD the Romans took over, along came Christianity. The last priest were killed and the last links of the Pharaohs were lost. Egypt's dream had been destroyed, perhaps forever. The silence lasted 1300 years. In 1798 Napolean brought his armys to Egypt. They came about the rosetta stone, it had greek writing on it and that's how they were able to translate the writings and symbols of the pharaohs. There was a Village named Corna, it was known as the village of the robbers. They destroyed sacred tombs because of greed, they wanted the gold and treasures that were buried along with the pharaohs. People came here to buy the beautiful treasures. It was a black market and it was for the greed and the money...