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Arts 111 Week 7 Discussion

Burial customs that they believed were necessary to

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burial customs that they believed were necessary to ensure their immortality after death. These rituals and protocols included mummification , casting of magic spells , and burial with specific grave goods thought to be needed in the afterlife. The New Kingdom during 1550-1070 B.C. had tombs which were durable and impressive and it was another way of them establishing the worshiper’s relationship with the gods (p 52). Since Roman law protected graves, Christians as well as the Jews performed funerary rites in the catacombs-underground cemeteries in Rome (p 261). Under Hadrian the Roman aristocracy began to renounce cremation of the dead and niches cut out of rock in the catacombs contained the bodies which were closed in by slabs or tile. In figure 8.3 on page 261 you can see fresco depicting Christ as the Good Shepherd from the catacomb of Priscilla. There were of course more religions and different times but they all change with religion and the tools and whether or not they believed there was an afterlife or not. You can see the changes and how more intense death and the burials became throughout time and the changes that religion itself has impacted the burials and art.
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