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||[Feb. 21st, 2004|01:06 pm]
The Question Club
The ancient Egyptions believed that after you died, your Ka (spirit) would come back and find your body, and then you would continue to the afterlife. Egyptians mummified people so that they would stay perserved and you would look like yourself so your Ka could find your body. When pharaohs were mummified, their liver, heart, intestine and another organ I can't remember were put into jars, because the Egyptians believed that you needed these in the after life, however if left in the body they would decompose and your body then wouldn't look like you. However the Egyptians believed that your heart was the main center organ that you needed and controlled everything, and they didn't know what the brain was used for so they threw it away.
My question is, if you did need your organs in the afterlife, would your Ka be able to get there if you didn't have a brain?
Scientifically you need your brain to function, so if they threw it away then you're out of luck, however they believed the heart did all that important stuff.