Egyptian Customs and Beliefs. Ancient Egyptians believed that each person’s soul was immortal. In order for the soul to reach the afterlife a complex, traditional set of customs was required, sometimes ending with mummification. If these rites were not completed the dead would come back to haunt the living in the form of a ghost. In this episode, you will learn about burial customs and what they represented. The nine aspects of the soul. The use of shabti dolls to work for the god Osiris. And the different realms of the afterlife such as the Hall of Truth and the Field of Reeds.
The Age of The Egyptians Series Audiobook series and Classroom Activity by Cambridge For Kids. Aimed at children who are looking to further their knowledge in all things history. Episodes are all under 10 minutes, packed full of information that is easy for children to understand. Written and narrated by Cambridge University archaeologist Matthew John Brooks.
The Age of The Egyptians Series:
Episode 1 – Introduction to the Egyptians
Episode 2 – The River Nile
Episode 3 – The Language of Hieroglyphics
Episode 4 – Inventions
Episode 5 – Cleopatra
Episode 6 – Tutankhamun and the Curse
Episode 7 – The Great Pyramid and Aliens
Episode 8 – Egyptian Burial Customs and Beliefs
Episode 9 – Art and Architecture
Episode 10 – The Legacy of Ancient Egypt
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