Egyptian Book of the Dead, Genesis, Exodus

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Heidi Kim History 1A (Geary) Section 1O (Stevens) 10/13/09 Egyptian Book of the Dead, Genesis, Exodus 1) How does the Egyptian Book of the Dead portray death or the concept of an afterlife compared to what we have read about Mesopotamian culture? - Mesopotamian culture is focused primarily on life and the present and how to please the gods now. The Mesopotamians worshipped, sacrificed, and built temples/ziggurats solely in the name of the gods. The Egyptians, however, believed that their pharaohs were gods, so the pharaohs spent most of their life on earth preparing for the afterlife where he would spend the rest of his life with the other gods. The Egyptians built pyramids for the funeral procession of the death of the god-king. The Book of the Dead would help them find their way to the underworld to Osiris where they would assume power in the universe as one of the gods. - Gilgamesh: afterlife portrayed badly 2) How is justice portrayed? -
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course HIST1A 221-004-20 taught by Professor Geary during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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