NMC101H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Amduat, Coffin Texts, Ramesses Vi
Three components of the egyptian soul??? (exam question) From 3rd ip: deceased turns directly to god. Belief that dead could haunt, or help. Festival visits on festival days family and friends celebrate in tomb chapel. Nk/hatshepsut: beautiful festival of the valley: amun in procession to luxor then necropolis. Music, celebrations in entrance areas of tombs. Tomb of neferhotep: such songs next to banquet scenes nevertheless fear of death antef-song , carpe diem. Reveals both development and consistency in funerary conceptions: pyramid texts celestial stellar and solar hereafter (originally) king only. (some) may originate from rituals accompanying funeral: coffin texts. Democratization of royal hereafter: pyramid texts and new compositions. Now on coffins (and some tomb walls) of elite. First images of desert and underground realms: book of the dead continues earlier conceptions over half from pyramid or coffin texts. Now on papyrus roll (up to 25m long!) Increased emphasis on work: bd chapter 110 shabtis!