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The Egyptian Conception of Immortality

The Ingersoll Lecture, 1911

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,336 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.4
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 5,299
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8534
Genres: Religion, Myth, Essays
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paration of the furniture and the actual burial was brought about.


V. THE OLD EMPIRE

Another change comes in the Fourth Dynasty, and is to be noted first in the royal tombs, as is always the case. The Egyptians had now learned to cut stone and build with it. The burial chambers hollowed in the solid rock were necessarily smaller than the old chambers dug in the gravel and no longer sufficient to contain the great mass of furniture gathered by a king for his grave. On the other hand, the chapels with the increase in architectural skill could be build of great size. Corresponding to these technical conditions we find a great increase in the importance of the chapel. It becomes a great temple, whose magazines were filled with all those objects which had formerly been placed in the burial chamber and were so necessary to the life of the spirit. The temples of the third pyramid, for example, contained nearly two thousand stone vessels. Great estates were set aside by will, and the income appoint

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