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Egypten 9.1 :: Funerary gifts

Object description

A beautiful and well-equipped tomb prepared the way for an enjoyable life on the other side of death.

The first funerary gifts were simple vessels filled with food and drink that the dead may. However, over time, the funerary objects increased in number and became more sophisticated. The tombs were filled with furniture, clothes, household goods and tools, some of which the dead may have used in his/her life. Other objects, especially made for an existence after death, were also put in the tomb.

A vast majority of the tombs were robbed of their contents at an early stage, often shortly after the actual burial. The first objects to get stolen were normally scented oils and other objects that could easily be re-used or sold. Later on, the grave robbers took more of an interest in gold and jewellery.

Grave robbery has continued well into modern times. Few Ancient Egyptians were given the undisturbed rest they had hoped for.

Exhibition, showcase
Egypten 9.1
Title, Swedish
Gravgåvor
Title
Funerary gifts
Old numbers
1139.B-D-01
Description, Swedish
En fin och välutrustad grav bäddade för en angenäm tillvaro på andra sidan döden. De första gravgåvorna var enstaka kärl med mat eller dryck som den döde kunde behöva. Med tiden blev gåvorna allt fler och finare. Gravarna fylldes med möbler, kläder, husgeråd och verktyg. Det kunde vara verktyg eller kläder som gravägaren hade använt i livet, men även saker som hade tillverkats särskilt för gravbruk. De allra flesta gravar plundrades tidigt, ofta bara en kort tid efter begravningen. Först stals väldoftande oljor och annat som lätt kunde återanvändas eller säljas. Senare plundrare var mer inriktade på guld och smycken. Gravplundringar har fortsatt ända in i modern tid. Få forna egyptiska män och kvinnor har fått vila så ostörda som de hade hoppats.
Description
A beautiful and well-equipped tomb prepared the way for an enjoyable life on the other side of death. The first funerary gifts were simple vessels filled with food and drink that the dead may. However, over time, the funerary objects increased in number and became more sophisticated. The tombs were filled with furniture, clothes, household goods and tools, some of which the dead may have used in his/her life. Other objects, especially made for an existence after death, were also put in the tomb. A vast majority of the tombs were robbed of their contents at an early stage, often shortly after the actual burial. The first objects to get stolen were normally scented oils and other objects that could easily be re-used or sold. Later on, the grave robbers took more of an interest in gold and jewellery. Grave robbery has continued well into modern times. Few Ancient Egyptians were given the undisturbed rest they had hoped for.
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
9.1
Photograph Number - Is Object Example For
ext-0012
alt
Date - Registration
2013-09-06
Belongs to Exhibition, Part of
New Egypt, 9, The Tomb