JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO THE EGYPTIAN AFTERLIFE

Focus Questions:

  1. What is the concept of the Book of the Dead?(Areti) The Egyptian Book of the Dead was a rough equivalent to the Bible in that the Egyptians regarded it with the utmost respect. This topic goes into a
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    detailed description of the concept of the book.
  2. What did the mummification process involve?(Areti) We've all heard of mummification but what did it entail? Here is a step-by-step description of the mummification procedures and the embalming process.
  3. What took place in the after life? (Rachel) The Egyptians believed in a complex and detailed afterlife. This focus question will go into details about the Egyptian belief about souls (the ba and ka) and what exactly happened once you passed on.
  4. What took place at a funeral?(Rachel) Egyptian funerals were inrtricate and involved procedures. This question goes into length on a number of Egyptian funerary customs.
  5. Who were the gods and goddesses of death?(Rachel) Who exactly were the gods and goddesses the Egyptians believed were involved with death and the afterlife? Here is a description.
  6. What was entailed with the coffins and tombs?(Areti) Egyptian coffins (or sarcophagus') and tombs were varied and differed from modern-day. Here is a detailed analysis of the coffins and tombs Egyptians were buried in.

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