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Research Article: Ancient Egypt 2675-332 B.c.e.: Religion

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Funerary Beliefs and Practices

Misconception.

So much of modern knowledge of the ancient Egyptians derives from material recovered from tombs that the misconception that the Egyptians were obsessed with death is common. We are indeed fortunate that the Egyptians decorated their tombs with scenes of daily life, that they included objects from everyday life in their burials, and that they buried their dead with texts of all types, from funerary texts intended to smooth the transition into the next life for the deceased, to literary and even administrative texts. Since the Egyptians buried their dead in the desert west of the Nile, avoiding wasting the scarce arable land, arid conditions have preserved this wealth of material.

The Ka.

The ancient Egyptians viewed the individual as the sum of component parts, some of which came into existence at birth and coexisted with the individual...

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