January 31, 2011
Wondering what happens after death was an Ancient Egyptian preoccupation. (Maybe because most had their children when teenagers and died by age 35.) They left more writings about the subject than any equivalent civilization. Certainty about the afterlife was a cultural given. Thus, everybody was expected to share in caring for the dead. Not to do so was a violation of decency. Not surprisingly, a great deal of their lives were spent preparing for the trek to the underworld.
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