Homework: Important Points:
Lecture Topic: Religion I - Funerary Beliefs and the Egyptian Cosmos
During the lecture, take notes here. Insert a sub-page for each lecture topic.
Attitudes to Death
○ Avoid eternal death at all cost
○ Maintain status
○ Retain possessions
○ Continue contact with living
Reflected in tomb decoration
□ Show owner as:
(a) recipient of offerings
(b) in charge of his affairs, and
(c) eternally young and beautiful
If you're called for work in the afterlife, the Shabti will take over for you
○ Going "West"
"sunset, Realm of Osiris
Travel by boat, Sedan-chair (carried), on Foot
○ Typical OK formula
"I have come today from my town, I have descended today from my nome"
○ "Journey West" also represented in funerary procession (on