University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Edward F. Wente

Funerary Beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians

An Interpretation of the Burials and the Texts

By: Edward F. Wente

Some Egyptologists feel that mummies create a false impression of an ancient people preoccupied with death and morbid­ity, and therefore in some museums mum­mies are banned from public view. It is true that the ancient Egyptians did not gaze upon unwrapped mummies as museum visitors do, but mummies do exist as an expression of the […]