Egyptian Eternity Or Afterlife Essay

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The Egyptian culture has different rituals for different situations. The one that is the most popular and that people think they know the most about is their funeral rituals. Egyptian funerals involve death and how the souls of the people who died travel into the afterlife. They don’t say “afterlife” they say that afterlife is eternity. Afterlife in our society is heaven or above the clouds but, in the Egyptian culture when someone dies they go to eternity which is when they mirror one’s life that they had on earth. The afterlife for the Egyptians was called The Field of Reeds, which is where they mirrored their life on earth. Egypt is located in Africa and is surrounded by the Red Sea. Egypt is mostly surrounded by desert. Egypt is mostly known for by its Great Pyramids of Giza,” during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especially the Great Pyramids of Giza—are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. Their massive scale reflects the unique role that the pharaoh, or king, played in ancient Egyptian society. Though pyramids were built from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the close of the Ptolemaic period in the fourth century A.D., the peak of pyramid building began with the late third dynasty and continued until roughly the sixth (c. 2325 B.C.). More than 4,000 years later, the Egyptian pyramids still retain much of their majesty, providing a glimpse into the country’s rich and glorious past”( History.com). The Pyramids represent all the people that died and many people are buried in them. They are Tombs for many people. Tombs in the Egyptian culture are like The American casket and grave. They take steps ahead of us because in people’s tombs they would leave gold food and presents for when they would...

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