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Anyone could be mummified, and mummification was desirable, since the Egyptians believed that the process allowed the soul to live on after death. However, it was expensive, so common people were rarely mummified. Pharaohs, government officials, and members of the nobility were often mummified, as were some animals (cats, birds, baboons, bulls, and other animals that held special religious significance in Ancient Egyptian society).

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No,even the pets of pharoas were mummified.It shows that the members of pharoas family & palace were mummified.

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