Death, Burial and the Afterlife

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Death, Burial and the Afterlife

  • Death, Burial and the Afterlife
  • Interesting facts about King Tut with Key People and Events
  • Fast facts about Tutankhamun
  • Life in Ancient Egypt
  • Interesting Facts and History about King Tut
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Death, Burial and the Afterlife

Death, Burial and the Afterlife
The Tutankhamun London exhibition includes information, housed in galleries, based on various themes including Death, Burial and the Afterlife. Comprehensive facts and information on Death, Burial and the Afterlife can be accessed by our sitemap. But this page details fast facts and info that we hope will 'wet your appetite' for Ancient Egyptian History and the Tutankhamun London Exhibition including Death, Burial and the Afterlife.
 

Death, Burial and the Afterlife
Fact 1 The Death Rituals practised by the Ancient Egyptians included embalming and mummification
Fact 2 Mummification was the process of preserving and embalming a dead body in the belief that the body would be necessary in the Ancient Egyptian afterlife
Fact 3

During mummification incisions were made into the body and the stomach, liver, lungs and intestines were removed. The organs were stored in special alabaster containers called canopic jars

Fact 4 Mummies were created by covering the body with layers with linen shrouds coated with resin. Linen bandages were used to bind the extremities
Fact 5 Removal of the brain - a hook was inserted into the nostrils and through the nose which punctured the brain. The corpse was turned on its side and the brain fluid drained out of the corpse
Fact 6 70 days following the death of a person an elaborate funeral procession headed towards the tomb of the deceased. The jackal masked impersonator of the god Anubis was a key figure in these death rituals
Fact 7 Opening of the Mouth Ceremony was one of the most important Death Rituals of the Ancient Egyptians. The believed that this ceremony revived the mummified senses of the deceased so that he could eat, drink and speak in the next world.
Fact 8 Death rituals often ended with a feast and a celebration as the deceased had started their journey into the glorious afterlife
Fact 9 The Underworld was a land of great dangers through which every Egyptian would need to pass through after death
Fact 10 The Ancient Egyptians believed that each person was thought to have three souls - the Ka, the Ba and the Akh
Fact 11 A 'guidebook', such as the Book of the Dead, contained spells and instructions to ensure safe passage through the dangers of the Underworld
Fact 12 The Book of the Dead contained nearly 200 different spells which were designed to help with the tests and trials that would be met in the Underworld.
Fact 13 The journey through the Underworld culminated in the day of judgement in the Hall of the Two Truths where the  deceased was led to a great set of scales where his heart, containing the deeds of their lifetime, was weighed against the feather of truth. The fate of the deceased would then be decided - either entrance into the perfect afterlife or to be sent to the Devourer of the Dead...
Fact 14 The fate of the deceased would then be decided - either entrance into the perfect afterlife or to be sent to the Devourer of the Dead
Fact 15 The Afterlife was referred to as the Field of Rushes or Field of Offerings
Fact 16 The Pharaoh would join the realms of the gods and all others would enter Everlasting Paradise in the Afterlife.
Fact 17 In the Afterlife the life of the deceased was mirrored but there were no problems there was only happiness. The afterlife was seen as a perfect existence in an ideal version of Egypt

Death, Burial and the Afterlife

Death, Burial and the Afterlife
The Tutankhamun London exhibition includes information, housed in galleries, based on various themes including Death, Burial and the Afterlife. Comprehensive facts and information on Death, Burial and the Afterlife can be accessed by our sitemap. But this page details fast facts and info that we hope will 'wet your appetite' for Ancient Egyptian History and the Tutankhamun London Exhibition including Death, Burial and the Afterlife.

Death, Burial and the Afterlife
Each section of the King Tut website addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Pharaohs and of Egypt London Exhibition. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun and the Death, Burial and the Afterlife.

Death, Burial and the Afterlife

  • Death, Burial and the Afterlife
  • Interesting facts about King Tut with Key People and Events
  • Fast facts about Tutankhamun
  • Life in Ancient Egypt
  • Interesting Facts and History about King Tut
  • Facts, Information and important people

 

Death, Burial and the Afterlife

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