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Tomb bound

The embalmer’s work is almost done and soon you will be a mummy. All you need now are your wrappings. It will take 15 days to wrap you up and you will need 20 layers of linen bandages. If you are sensible, you will have been saving linen for the whole of your life.

Different bandagers work in different ways – some prefer to start with the head and work their way down the body. Resin is used to glue the bandages together. Once completely wrapped in bandages, you are wrapped in two special large shrouds secured with linen strips.

HANDY HINT

All the equipment used in the mummification process should be gathered together and buried so that nobody else can use it.