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Question

Define food and drinks for the burial saramony for a pharaoh

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  • On the death of the pharaoh, the plans for his funeral were put into action. Firstly, his body was taken to be prepared for burial: made into a mummy. This process took 70 days to complete. Ceremony and ritual were important features of a pharaoh’s funeral. After the Opening of the Mouth ceremony had taken place, priests carried the coffin to the tomb. Following one final ceremony, the coffin was lowered carefully into the sarcophagus. The priests then left the tomb. Buried alongside the pharaoh and his treasures were food, drink and other necessities he would need in the Afterlife.


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