Egyptian tombs were often filled with tools, amulets, jewelry and other everyday items. These items were intended to help facilitate the transition from death to the afterlife.Continue Reading
Ancient Egyptians believed that the dead should be buried with essential items that would prove useful to help them survive in the afterlife. Esteemed kings and other highly respected individuals would spend many years preparing for the afterlife by filling their tombs with items they felt were important.
Amulets were often stored in the tombs with the bodies, specifically intended to ward off harmful spirits and other dangers. Many different items pertaining to an individual's interests were placed in their tombs to provide a similar standard of enjoyment that they held in life. Items such as instruments, games, cosmetics, jewelry and even furniture were commonly stored with the body.Learn more about Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egyptians believed in a pantheon of gods who controlled different aspects of nature and often quarreled with one another. They also believed in an afterlife that continued on with the physical body, and that immortality lasted as long as one's name was remembered among the living.Full Answer >
The reed pen was the tool used by most ancient Egyptian scribes. Reed pens are formed by severing a reed straw from the plant, and then cutting and bruising one end to shape it for use and facilitate the absorption of pigments.Full Answer >
The ancient Egyptians drank beer, water, milk and wine. Another popular drink in ancient Egypt was nedjem, an alcoholic beverage made from the fruit of the carob tree.Full Answer >
Many historians have concluded that ancient Egyptians were black. Located in East Africa, Egypt was populated by Africans as well as other races. They settled together and built the ancient ruins that are still standing today.Full Answer >