Mummification had EVERYTHING to do with the tombs of Ancient Egypt! If they hadn't invented mummification, they would have put the dead back in the desert to be naturally mummified. Mummification is when they take out all the peoples innards except their heart. The only reason I am telling you this is because if it wasn't for mummification, there would be no pyramids because they would have gone back to burying the people in the sand. Now, getting back on track, they invented mummification, and started building structures above the sand of where they were buried. The rocks they used to put on top of the tombs turned into mud slabs, which ( because of the fact they were so easy to dig through ) turned into stone slabs. Now then, this was all right and dandy. They were doing better than sand now. But then the man who changed history ( okay, really made it) was Imhotep.