Compose a short essay ( 2 pages) regarding Egyptian burial, which integrates art into religious practices. For examples of tombs, use one of the Great pyramids of Old Kingdom Egypt, and also the tomb of Tutankhamen of New Egypt. Consider the religious conception of afterlife for the ancient Egyptians. What material preparations were necessary for the deceased in terms of tomb structure and contents? Address the following in the essay: •why did the dead need material goods and mummification? •consider how the differing tombs were designed to protect the deceased •what types of objects were buried with Tutankhamen’s mummy? Describe a few items to convey the wealth and artistry of these objects Resource: “Religious Cults and the Afterlife” (Video)

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