Egyptian Pyramids Essay by The Research Group

Egyptian Pyramids
Archaeological analysis of religious, symbolic & sociocultural significance of pyramids & funeral rituals for Old Kingdom Egypt, 2658 B.C. to 2135 B.C.
# 13564 | 2,925 words | 8 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2003 in History (Greek and Roman) , Archaeology (Egypt)

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"The overwhelming majority of archaeological data about life in ancient Egypt comes not from the remains of daily living quarters, but from the burial chambers of the dead, and associated objects, such as writings on burial chamber walls and the preserved corpses found within. This provenance is rather appropriate as, from what scholars can ascertain, life in ancient Egypt was all but completely focused on preparation for death and the afterlife. This paper will discuss how the religious, symbolic, and sociocultural role of pyramids and funeral rituals were of importance to Old Kingdom Egypt, and to the civilization's conception of immortality.

Immortality was the most important goal in one's life, especially the immortality of the king or pharaoh. The well-being of all his people depended upon the careful administration of funeral.."

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