The Deir El-Medina

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The importance of Egyptian religious beliefs associated with the privileged lives of the Deir el-medina’s is further acknowledged through the illustrations and the valuable artefacts found in workers tombs. Throughout the history of the place more than the kings, the villager’s role and their tombs have been the predominant focus throughout time. One of the major archaeological discoveries in the village is the Kha and Meryt tomb, which was found in 1906 by Ernesto Schiaparelli. This fascinating construction was a exceptional for its religious exemplification along with couple’s value stated in the social hierarchy and the diets consumed in the everyday lives of the craftsman. Throughout this the importance of skills and religious beliefs employed …show more content…
It is through the concepts and views of the Egyptian society, which influence the afterlife beliefs. The heavenly illustrations and procedures of mummification reflect on the processes required in order to enter into the afterlife. This is revealed in Kha and Meryt’s tomb through the portrayal of special magic spells engraved on the walls of the tomb reflecting on the importance of spells, in order to keep demons and other threats away from the Ka (soul), to reach the god of eternity safely. Therefore this concept was considered as an important funerary practices journey to the afterlife was considered as very dangerous. Through this a greater understanding of religious views are explored through the beliefs and customs as part of the funerary practice. Death is signified as a everlasting aspect in the lives of the Egyptians just like the they believed the concepts of afterlife it was important for the workers to know the traditions of the new kingdom. The process of mummification exemplifies as another essential custom that all deceased attained. Through the mummified bodies of kha and meryt a vivid picture of the importance of mummification is shown as a custom reinforced to sustain the body from rotting for afterlife and in order for the Ka to enter out of the body and receive its essential requirements. Moreover it is through the mummified bodies of kha and …show more content…
Besides the fact that artefacts reveal information on the past of the dead. The artefacts in kha and meryt tombs portray the different religious views the couple believed. The cosmetic appliances and the pottery found in the tomb signifies some of everyday objects that were stored in order to be used in the afterlife indicating it as an act of religious beliefs of taking the past into the future for a new start. Through this it is known that the artefacts of the workers play a significant role in portraying the afterlife depictions. Another reason that signifies artefacts as an important aspect in the afterlife is portrayed through the board game in Kha and Meryt ‘s tomb as a remembrance of their past but also to verse and defeat an opponent to obtain an immortal life. Through this the role, past items played in the afterlife portray the strong religious views of the workers in order to enter the new world. Though past items were important in reference to the features found in the tombs of the workers, the burial shaft and the sealed chamber attached with a bedroom defines that the tomb constructions of Kha and Meryt, were considered as a perfect design that exemplifies how a tomb was to be structured in order to gain a guaranteed afterlife. Therefore these important features associated with the tomb are shown as a key into the

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