10 extraordinary burial ceremonies from around the world
Not all cultures believe in burying the dead in the ground. Here are 10 unique ceremonies from around the world. THE MODERN...
A Ghost Story of Ancient Egypt
The best-known ghost story from ancient Egypt is known, simply, as A Ghost Story but sometimes referenced as Khonsemhab...
The Alexander Sarcophagus, c. 312 B.C.E., Pentelic marble and polychromy, found in Sidon, 195 x 318 x 167 cm (İstanbul Archaeological...
Alexander Sarcophagus, Sidon
Detail from Alexander sarcophagus, showing a scene of wild boar hunting. Despite the name, the sarcophagus was not made...
An Ancient Ghost Story: Philinnion and Machates
Ghost stories have existed for thousands of years, often in similar forms and frequently dealing with the same themes...
Ancient Andean Mummy Bundle
A Nazca mummy bundle from Chauchilla, Peru. Mummification was a common practice in many ancient Andean cultures.
Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead (Gift Edition with Scarab)
The Egyptian Book of the Dead was known in ancient Egypt as `The Book of Coming Forth by Day' and contains spells...
Ancient Egyptian Burial
Egyptian burial is the common term for the ancient Egyptian funerary rituals concerning death and the soul’s journey...
Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Rituals
Ever since European archaeologists began excavating in Egypt in the 18th and 19th centuries CE, the ancient culture...
Ancient Iranian Salt Mine Mummies
As a young girl interested in archaeology and history, mummies always intrigued me. From the intricate Egyptian mummies...