Ancient Egyptians and Death

What archaeological evidence remains of ancient Egyptian burial and mortuary practices, and what can this information tell us about ancient Egyptian society?

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Includes link to a good article that provides a comprehensive overview of death in the Egyptian Old Kingdom, including a discussion of ideology, tomb texts, and temple administration
  • Good resource for discussing evidence and primary source analysis
Cons

  • Instructional guidelines for lesson are fairly broad; the real value of the resource is in its reference to other primary sources and informational text
  • No direction is provided for how to use additional resources in online module