Egyptian Funeral Stele
Plastered and painted funerary stele from VII-IV century BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Egyptian Funerary Mask
Plaster inlaid with stone funerary mask from 3rd to 4th century CE. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Egyptian Mummified Ibis
A mummified ibis bird from the Greco-Roman period. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Cloth covered, plastered and painted wood anthropoid coffin of Tetet, XXII-XXIV Dynasty. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco...
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Ghosts in the Ancient World
To the people of the ancient world, there was no doubt that the soul of a human being survived bodily death. Whatever...
Giza is a plateau southwest of modern Cairo which served as the necropolis for the royalty of the Old Kingdom...
Grave Circle A, Mycenae
The royal grave circle within the walls of Mycenae (1600 BCE). It was in the shaft graves here that Heinrich Schliemann discovered...
Grave stele of Hegeso, c. 410 B.C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=YUzsxLi43gE Grave stele of Hegeso, c. 410 B.C.E., marble and paint...