Sun, 20 December 2015
How to Bury an Egyptian King.
In 1530 BCE, Ahmose I is dead. He must now be buried, in full pomp and circumstance.
We join the King's son, Djser-ka-Re Amunhotep I, the six-year-old ruler of Egypt, as he buries his father.
Some burial items of Ahmose. Two small lions, and a cartouche-shaped chest (Louvre, via Wikipedia).
An Egyptian funeral depicted in a papyrus of the 19th Dynasty.
Ahmose's sword (Royal Ontario Museum, via Wikipedia).
The mummy of Ahmose I (disputed). Via Wikipedia.
Mourning women of the New Kingdom.
A fragmented statue of a mourning woman. Louvre Museum, Paris.
Emily Teeter. Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt. 2011.
Steven Snape. Ancient Egyptian Tombs: the Culture of Life and Death. 2011. Google Books.
Aidan Dodson. "The Burials of Ahmose I" in Studies in Honor of Kent R. Weeks. 2010.
University College London website - The Opening of the Mouth.
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