Burial customs: Ptolemaic Period
objects found in elite burials
for burials of lower classes see tombs at Matmar
The Greek population followed Greek burial customs. There are many urns known from Alexandria; and there are some entirely Greek style coffins known from Egypt. Finally the custom to place objects of daily use in a burial starts again under the Ptolemies. The custom seems to be related to Greeks living in Egypt.
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