Posts tagged with: Coffin

  Come along for a fun packed morning where Swansea University Egyptologist Dr Kasia Szpakowska will transport you to the magical realm of mummies and friendly and menacing demons! Link voices and faces in our ‘matching pairs’ game, meet the mummy and have a chance to decorate your own mummy!...
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Turtle headed demon – still missing! Turtle headed creatures are quite rare in iconography of ancient Egypt and examples are scattered through different contexts. We can meet them mostly in funerary sphere where they serve as guardians. In the case of late Third Intermediate Period coffins, turtle headed creatures can...
The coffin of Djehuty-nakht (coffin code B2Bo) is dated to approximately 2010–1961 B.C. (during the Middle Kingdom). It was excavated from Tomb 10A in Deir el-Bersha, Middle Egypt (the fifteenth Ancient Egyptian nome). Coffins from this region and time period are most famous for their depictions of a map of...
Today’s demon comes from the Coffin Texts. ‘He who is Hot’, named in Coffin Text spell 1039, resides on top of a mound looking down over the paths to the afterlife. This demon is part of a group of demons that reside on this mound, including beings named ‘Leaper’ and...
Day 4 of the Demon Advent Calendar brings one of the most well-known demons: Ammit! The name Ammit (sometimes spelled Ammut) means ‘The Devourer’ and she is often depicted next to the judgement scales in the afterlife. She waits there in case the deceased is judged to be unworthy of...