In ancient Egypt, the mummification of bodies became a way in which individuals, especially wealthy nobles, or pharaohs, were prepared for the afterlife. This informational text outlines the steps required to successfully mummify a body and how one’s soul would be judged in the afterlife. As you read, take notes on the views and customs the ancient Egyptians had that were focused on the afterlife. This informational text is for grade 8 readers. Egyptian Mummies by USHistory.org is licensed under CC BY 4.0.