Death and Immortality in Ancient Egypt by: Titas Ghosh

Death and immorality in ancient Egypt is an extensively discussed topic. The ancient Egyptians’ attitude towards death was influenced by their belief in immortality. They regarded death as a temporary interruption, rather than the cessation of life. The Egyptians believed that the continuity of humanity on the surface of the Earth helped in eternal life in the underworld. The deceased were kept alive through statues, inscription of their name and other ways. Maintaining the physical self was the purest sign of maintaining the elements of the soul. Today Egyptian mummies are subjects of scientific research.  Titas Ghosh while providing details of  mummification – the necessity, myths and processes also talks about contemporary relevance of an Egyptian belief and custom which has attracted scholarly investigation and cultural and economic exchanges between countries. 

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