Talk:Ancient Egyptian burial customs

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Cleanup[edit]

Alright, this page DOES need some serious cleanup. The intro paragraph particularly looks disorganized. Some sentences sound very unencyclopedic or unprofessional. Also, a lot of information is repeated from Egyptian mythology, or should not conflict with that article. I'm putting a cleanup tag. 216.175.112.139 06:20, 5 September 2006 (UTC)


I added a little bit of info here and there. Will do more later. This time it genuinely isn't vandalism... 144.131.139.111 03:38, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Howdy folks, after taking a look through the article, I saw a few good pieces but a lot of crap that needed to go away. I did a huge rewrite, and please don't take offense if I removed something of yours, because I really want to keep the article focused on the main point.
Specifically, I removed the list of all the parts of the Egyptian soul. There is already an article (Egyptian soul) devoted to that which covers all these aspects in better detail. I removed a lot of the language that seemed stereotypical (e.g. "They devoted all of their entire lives to the afterlife") and which also isn't true. And I removed the stuff about "The Imperishables." I understand the concept you are trying to convey, but the section is badly written, some of it of suspicious academic merit, and mostly off topic. In my revision, I have presented the need for burial rituals etc. in a few, clear sentences in the intro.
I don't pretend that the editing work is finished. My major rewrite still needs a lot of work, which I will chip away at for awhile. I think this is a very important article, so please help in whatever way you can! Jeff Dahl 04:59, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

I am taking my time[edit]

  • Added why they believe in what they believed in. -- Cat chi? 01:51, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I did a bit...[edit]

I am fairly new to Wikipedia, but I changed a few grammatical errors in the article. Even with the changes I have made, there are still major issues that need to be addressed. - P!3r(3

Merger proposal[edit]

I believe that Death in ancient Egypt should be merged into this article, because that article is quite clearly about Egyptian funerary practices, and therefore overlaps in subject with this one. In addition, the "Death in…" title format is atypical for Wikipedia; there don't seem to be equivalent articles for "death in" any other culture. The specific title "burial customs" might not seem broad enough to encompass everything about Egyptian funerary practices, but I think this article could eventually be renamed "Ancient Egyptian funerary practices" to encompass the whole post-death process. In any case, the material should be here, and not at "Death in ancient Egypt". A. Parrot (talk) 02:59, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

With no objections, I went ahead and merged the two. I split out a "Funerary texts" section, in which I combined material from this article and from "Death in ancient Egypt"; I also created a "History" section in which to put some "Death in ancient Egypt" material that seemed to fit into that heading. Not all of "Death in ancient Egypt" went into this article, though, as I cut out some material that seemed dubious. A. Parrot (talk) 22:24, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Social class[edit]

I see this text deals with the upper class, and should be expanded to include detail of burials of those lower is the social structure, farmers, slaves etc. Enlil Ninlil (talk) 23:59, 2 July 2013 (UTC)