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AZTEC AND EGYPTIAN DEATH

Group 1
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Esther Song

on 8 December 2017

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Transcript of AZTEC AND EGYPTIAN DEATH

3100 BCE -30BCE
3100 BCE -30BCE
Ancient Egyptian Culture
Ancient Egyptian Culture
American Culture
Mummification was important because it was believed to be an important part in the deceased soul having an eternal life.
Khat
Physical Body
Ka
Double Form
Ba
Human head bird aspect which could travel between earth and heaven
- Class system - education
- healthcare
- economics
- The afterlife according to religions in America:
- Buddhism 0.7%
- Hinduism 0.7%
- Muslim 0.9%
- Judaism 1.9%
- Christianity 70.6%
- No specific 15.8%

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SOCY 359
Thursday--December 7, 2017
Esther, Michael, Bianca, Jane
Aztec Social Structure
Conclusion
Takeaways
Similarities & Differences
Questions?
AZTEC AND EGYPTIAN DEATH
Social Hierarchy rules all
Specific burial rituals per class
Means of death dictated afterlife
Traumatic death→13 heavens
Natural/Painless→Mictlan
Nobles
Officials
Merchants
Commoners
Slaves
Aztec Sacrifice

Encompasses social class as its core
Royalty
Middle Class
The poor
Slaves
Funeral Customs
Deceased body, usually in fetal position, pulled by oxen to the tomb alongside relatives, priest, priestesses, dancers, and musicians.
The deceased were typically buried in the ground
Those who were more wealthy had the ability to be buried in mud brick tombs
Mummification (fourth dynasty)
All internal organs removed (brain, stomach, liver, and intestines)
Except for the heart
Preformed by special class of priests
Aztec Civilization & Death
A comparison of mortality in ancient and modern societies
Aztec sacrifices were one of gore and intense pain
Jagged rocks, Obsidian
Gods demanded blood to operate
Occurred regularly in society
Slaves, wives, holy animals
Shuyet
Shadow Self
Akh
The immortal
Sahu
Transformed self
Sechem
Aspect of Akh
Ab
The heart
Source of good and evil
Ren
Secert Name
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