Posts Tagged ‘afterlife’

Video: Egypt and the Afterlife

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The ancient Egyptians had elaborate death rituals and believed in a complex afterlife, replete with a variegated pantheon of gods and goddesses. What most people don’t know, however, is that Amenhotep was likely an early monotheist, a heresy of monumental proportions at the time. Find out more from this video, courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel:

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Video: A Recipe for Mummification

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Members of the ancient Egyptian nobility are known for their elaborate tombs and death rituals, in preparation for a sumptuous and comfortable afterlife. Here, learn more about the recipe for mummification, which further refined Egyptian traditions around death and dying.

Video courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel.

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