Egyptian Cabinet

The Egyptian Cabinet consists of two parts: Temples & Gods, and Journey into the Afterlife.

The temple in Ancient Egypt is usually, though not always, dedicated to a single deity. Priests instructed by the pharaoh choose the correct site for the temple. Egyptians believe that the daily temple ritual maintains social order. Should priests fail to perform their duties, or do so incorrectly, chaos ensues.

The Ancient Egyptians display a remarkable interest in life after death. They believe that life continues in much the same way, although under certain conditions. That is why they go to extremes to ensure a successful journey for their dead into the Afterlife, which is ruled by the god Osiris.  The mummy is provided with food, household utensils and clothing, as well as statuettes of servants. A Book of the Dead scroll with spells serves as a magical ‘travel guide’. Equipped with all these goods, the deceased is ready for the hazardous journey through an underworld full of ordeals, including the judgement by as many as two divine courts. Awaiting them is the heavenly prospect of their final destination: The Field of Reeds.