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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

ANTH 12.08 Mummies, Myth, and Magic: Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt

In the ancient world, death was not the great equalizer—how you were buried and your lot in the afterlife depended on your status, means and achievements. Through archaeological remains and texts, this course will explore how ancient peoples of the Near East and Egypt prepared for the hereafter. Examining cases from Neolithic plastered skulls to the pharaohs' pyramids, we will learn about funerary rituals, ancestor cult, afterlife beliefs, burial practices, memorialization and social memory. 

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or ART; WCult:NW

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Not offered in the period from 16F through 17S