By: Joe Untrecht 

Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Title Page........................................................................... 1

Table of Contents...............................................................2

Introduction.......................................................................3

What is a Tomb..................................................................4

What Different Types of Tombs are There........................5

Who and How Makes Tombs.............................................6

About the Author................................................................7

Bibliography.......................................................................8

Table of Contents

Have you ever wondered what different types of tombs there are, what a tomb even is, and how and who makes the tombs. A tomb, a vault for for burying the dead, was used for having a place the dead to travel to their afterlife. Most non-royal tombs weren't even tombs at all, they were simply just burying people in the sand. For royal people they get tombs which are basically ancient coffins.

          Ancient Egyptians believed that tombs were for a comfortable passage to the afterlife. Nobody cared much for the people dieing because they would rob the tombs of their riches, even his/her loved ones. The tombs can help put the family together with love but can also rip it apart from fighting over the things.

Introduction 

There are many different types of tombs. For poor people their tombs aren’t even tombs at all, they would dig a little hole in the sand and put the body in the tomb with a straw outer covering. The body was wrapped with linen, in a fetal position. They were left with a few clay pots, a little meat, a necklace made of shells for woman, and a flint knife for men, and a childs play toy for a little kid.

For royal people, they had big giant tombs such as in a pyramid or temple . With the body is very expensive jewelry, lots of fresh meat, a big sword for men, and ruby necklaces for women. The Lower egyptian tombs were put at the downstream end of the Wadi River. The Upper Egyptians were put at the upstream of the Wadi River. The differences aren’t big between the tombs at lower or upper egyptians don‘t differ one bit.

What is a Tomb?

 A tomb, a place where the dead goes to have a comfortable journey to the afterlife, is what ancient egyptians use to take the dead to the afterlife. The egyptians believed that the dead don’t just teleport to the afterlife, they need to have a journey to the afterlife. On the walls are hieroglyphics, enigmatic or incomprehensible symbols or writing, of what is going to happen in the journey to the afterlife. To make a tomb you can’t just chuck someone in a hole. You have to have a person to design the tomb to make it hard to find the actual dead body so tomb robbers can’t rob the tomb of it’s riches. But usually whoever creates the design robs the tomb anyway. A tomb can be as big as a classroom or even as big as 4 statues of libertys side by side. Kings/pharaohs usually get a tomb that is a pyramid. Poor people get tombs the are the ones with the bodies buried in sand and the priests or people close to the pharaohs or kings get a tomb in a temple.

 

 

 

 

 

What Different Types of Tombs are There?

 There are many different people who create the tombs but they do not actually create the tomb they create the design. For royal tombs they would have the people in Egypt to make the tomb. Such as the pyramids are tombs and the people of Egypt built those pyramids. The designers for the pyramid had to be perfectly accurate or else the pyramid would fall down and the tomb will be buried. So, the tomb will be gone. To make the tomb you will have to wrap the body in linen. With the body will be there most prized possions.

How and Who Makes Tombs 

 A tomb, a vault for for burying the dead, was used for having a place for the dead to travel to their afterlife. Most non-royal tombs weren't even tombs at all, they were simply just burying people in the sand. For royal people they get tombs that are basically ancient coffins. In conclusion the Anicent Egyptians created tombs for the dead.

 

Conclusion

Joe is a 6th grade student at Corte Madera School. He plays water polo and he likes it. He likes to swim. He thinks that catholic bishops are very very interesting. He likes to eat pears. He fell down the stairs many times and it was very funny.

About the Author

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