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Egyptian Artifacts Buried in the Pyramid
Shabti Shabit figures were statuettes, usually in the form of a mummy. Egyptians believed these would magically carry out any work they had to do in the afterlife.
Headrest A wooden object used as a type of Egyptian pillow. Headrests were also used to support the heads of the dead to keep evil spirits from entering from the ground, into the body.
Mirror This mirror is made out of a metal called bronze which is a mixture of copper and tin. It was made by beating a lump of bronze until it was extremely thin. It was then polished and made shiny. Egyptians used mirrors to observe their appearance.
Amulet An amulet could also be called a lucky charm. They were often made to represent one of the many different gods. Amulets have been found in tombs wrapped up with the body in order to protect it from evil. This amulet represents Horus who was one of the most powerful gods.
Necklace Egyptians loved to decorate their bodies with jewelry. Poor made jewelry from clay or bone. Rich made jewelry from bronze, silver, or gold. Egyptians believed jewelry would show your wealth (status) in society. It was important to have jewelry to wear and show your status in the afterlife.
Make-up Pot Both men and women used special powders and pastes to cover their skin. The make-up was not only worn to make them look attractive, but to also protect them from the hot climate. This pot may have been used to store “Khol” which is black makeup that the Egyptians used to decorate their eyes. Egyptians also wanted to look attractive and have protection in the afterlife.
Senet Playing Piece Egyptians liked to amuse themselves by playing a board game called Senet. This is a playing piece from the game (about 3 cm high). Egyptians also wanted to be able to play this game in the afterlife.
Mummy Case/Sarcophagus Coffins that hold mummified bodies. Egyptians believed that the bodies of the deceased needed to be preserved in order to have life after death. These would hold the mummified body and help keep it preserved.
Model Boat This is a model of a boat with its crew. This would be placed in a tomb to insure that the deceased would have transportation in the afterlife.
Death Mask Egyptians believed you must preserve the body to keep the soul alive. They used death masks to cover the face of mummies to ensure the spirit of the dead person could recognize the body.
Canopic Jars Organs from the body were carefully stored in these jars. The jars held the liver, intestines, lungs, and stomach (mummified and preserved separately in each jar). The Ancient Egyptians firmly believed that the deceased required his or her organs in order to go to the afterlife.