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Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt

Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt | Egyptian Burial Practices | Scoop.it
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This exhibit serves as a comprehensive depiction some of the reasoning behind the mummification process itself, as well as some significant items that accompanied the pharaohs in the tomb as well as why. Furthermore, this Smithsonian exhibit allows for an increased understanding as to how modern-day technology is used to get a larger picture of how certain mummified Egyptians previously appeared/gender and class. This exhibit is part of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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This article seeks to examine the manner in which grave goods and their placement in the burial ground had a visual effect that could have enhanced the burial moment and social memory of those partaking in the funeral rites for the deceased. This article asserts that the grave goods/body placement provided not only a potential means for afterlife assurance for the deceased, but a visual depictions of the emotions, and ideas associated with that person, allowing remembrance for those preparing said rites and showing a strong correlation with modern funeral practices. This article is titled " The aesthetics of Predynastic Egyptian burial: Funerary performances in the fourth millennium BC," and was written by Alice Stevenson, as an agent of an archaeological review through Cambridge.

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New Pharaoh Found in Egypt: Photos - Discovery News

New Pharaoh Found in Egypt: Photos - Discovery News | Egyptian Burial Practices | Scoop.it
Explore photos of a newly found pharaoh, his sarcophagus and tomb.
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This source serves to give a visual depiction of the modern day burial site in Abydos of the pharaoh Woseribre Senebkay, who reigned around 3600 years ago. Physical descriptors are also listed for this pharoah, including expected age of death (early to mid-forties) and height (1.75m/5'10"). This album allows for a depiction of tomb layouts, with goddesses shown protecting these sites for the afterlife, and layout descriptors entailing the close proximity of which pharaohs where buried in relation to each other. This album and response article was written by Rossella Lorenzi and titled, "Mystery Pharaoh found in Egypt". Rossella Lorenzi is a contributor for the Discovery News team.

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This article serves to explore the life histories of ancient Egyptians by means of their mortuary processes. In this instance, specifically through a couple referred to as Kha and Merit at Deir el Medina (adjacent to the Nile c.1500-1100BC). This analysis investigates the social inequalities between husbands and wives at this time, including social tensions/negotiations between family members, with the central facets of ancient Egyptian interaction and emotion assessed through burial circumstances. The article's official titile is "Intimate archaeologies: The case of Kha and Merit," written by Lynn Meskell, who is a member of the department of archaeology at Cambridge University.

 

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