Djedmaatesankh Case Study

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When we’re born the last thing on anyone’s mind is death. All anyone can really ask for is a happy, healthy baby and for the infant to live a long prosperous life. Unfortunately, as you take your first breath the countdown to death starts. Today we don’t really start thinking about death until we’ve somehow experienced it for ourselves or we start getting older. Some of us questions what happens to us when we die, where do we go, does it hurt, will I ever see my loved ones again, will I be with God? Although we don’t have answers to these questions, we can look at past cultures to help open our minds to the possibilities. Today when we die we don’t really plan it out or start preparing from months or years. Due to the fact that we don’t know…show more content…
Some may look at it and pay no mind but others would see the great value it has and its contributions to modern society. The mummy case of Djedmaatesankh isn’t just a coffin but a piece of art and comes with an untold story that we are now unlocking. This mummy case is just one of many artifacts from ancient Egypt that helps us better understand that time. From this one artifact, we looked at Egyptians gods, their belief in the afterlife, their customs, their rituals, their architecture, and their way of life. I started off this program with questions some may have about death although I don’t have the answers to them the mummy case of Djedmaatesankh gives you an insight into what the ancient Egyptians believed. Unfortunately, that’s all the time I have for today’s program. Join me next week when hope on a boat and sail north towards ancient Greece.

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