Mummification and Death Rituals of Ancient Egypt, 1st Edition

  • William Lace
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  • ISBN-10: 160152255X
  • ISBN-13: 9781601522559
  • DDC: 932
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The ancient Egyptians believed in life after death, but only if the physical body could be preserved. This belief led to the practice of mummification, enabling the deceased to embark on a perilous journey through the underworld until they reached the place of judgment where their heart was weighed before the gods.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
A Timeline of Ancient Egypt.
Introduction: Life, Death, Rebirth.
1: The Evolution of Ritual.
“Gather the Bones”.
The Powers of the Dead.
2: Mummification.
An Expensive Undertaking.
Animal Mummies.
3: The Two Journeys.
Dancing at the Funeral.
A Place for Those Without Sin.
4: The Fates of the Mummies.
The Mummy and the Law.
The Question of Ethics.
Source Notes.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.