Ancient Egyptians mummified the dead in a meticulous and complex process

Ancient Egyptians mummified the dead in a meticulous and complex process that lasted up to 70 days, according to the Smithsonian Museum.

First, they removed all internal organs except the heart and used a special hook tool to pull the brain out through the nasal cavity.

The internal organ will be placed in another container and buried with the mummy.

After this step, the body will be drained of water through the use of a salt called natron.

The embalmer will coat this salt inside and outside the body. Finally, they wrapped linen around the mummy and placed it in the grave.

Hawass argues that the main threat to Egyptian heritage conservation is climate change.

If the situation continues as it is, he fears all graves will disappear completely.

He and his colleagues planned to protect the tombs and temples. Hawass insists the only way to preserve Egypt’s history is to open the tombs every year.