Saturday, 8 October 2011

Women's Burials in Ancient Egypt

Queens were buried in small pyramids or in separate tombs at the Valley of the Queens. Hatshepsut, however, as a ruler of the country, had one of her two tombs dug in the Valley of the Kings.

Women of non-royal families were buried in tombs, together with their husbands, in beautiful sarcophagi.

Good examples are the sarcophagi of Kawit, Ahmose, Meritamun, Isis, and Maatkare.

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