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Burial customs

Too often 'ancient Egypt' is treated in general books as a monolithic block, nowhere more so than in coverage of funerary archaeology. There is no such phenomenon as 'the ancient Egyptian burial' as a general type: burial customs evolved continuously throughout Egyptian history.
Studying the developments allows us to separate the history of these customs into broad periods:

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braces | cartonnages | coffins | canopic jars | canopic boxes | funerary literature | heart scarabs | magical wands | mummification | mummy masks | shabtis | wooden models

tombs in Ancient Egypt



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