Symbol of death, transformation, reincarnation
Although Egyptian mummies are the most well-known, mummies have also been found in other arid places, such as North and South American deserts. Mummies are dead bodies that have been preserved and wrapped. People are believed to retain their physical senses in the afterlife, hence their bodies must be preserved in this life. Mummies represent death as well as the transition to the afterlife. Mummies have been shown in modern times as resurrecting after death.