Reaching the afterlife
Dr. Salima Ikram, acclaimed Egyptologist, distinguished university professor, and AUC Press author, gave a virtual talk on June 8 about ‘Death, Mummification, and Burials in Ancient Egypt.’
She talked about how the ancient Egyptians enjoyed life and believed that death was but a gateway to an eternal existence—”much like this one, except better”—which is why “they lavished care, time, and expense on the preparation and preservation of their bodies and tombs, replete with objects that they would need for the afterlife.” Dr. Ikram explored the Egyptian ideas of death and the preparation for the afterlife. Here are two excerpts of her talk.
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