The Church of Ireland authorities say they have been inundated with offers of financial support following news of the break-in, but worry they may have to close the crypt permanently after the robbery.
Another section of the crypt was sealed after being vandalized in by three teenagers who broke in, dragged corpses into the churchyard and played football with the head of a little girl. The police said that they believed the break-in took place sometime over the weekend, but detailed forensic examinations are being carried out on the scene.
Some of the robbery was also captured on CCTV footage.
There are fears that the ancient head, unless recovered quickly, will quickly disintegrate once exposed to air with normal moisture levels. The sun begins to rise. In the middle of the confusion Justin thinks of a plan to save Juliet from dying in the sunlight, he convinces her to look into the mummy's eyes so she can become his slave.
This being the only way she can be saved. Juliet agrees and has become a slave.
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Justin swears to Juliet that he will destroy the mummy and free her if it is the last thing he does. Sign In Don't have an account? While elaborate versions of this practice were only reserved for the highest levels of Egyptian society , mummification was a cornerstone of Egyptian religion. After death a body begins to decompose.
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In order to prevent a body from decomposing it is necessary to deprive the tissues of moisture and oxygen. The earliest Egyptians buried their dead in shallow pits in the desert.
The hot, dry sand quickly removed moisture from the dead body and created a natural mummy. However, the Egyptians discovered that if the body was first placed in a coffin, it would not be preserved.
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In order to ensure that the body was preserved the Ancient Egyptians began to use a process called mummification to produce their mummies. This involved embalming the body and then wrapping it in thin strips of linen. A cut was made on the left side of the abdomen and the internal organs — intestines, liver, lungs, stomach, were removed.