“Egyptian Love Poetry and Mummies” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

 From the samples of Egyptian love poetry, identify one (1) or two (2) lines that you especially enjoy or find interesting, and compare this poetry to some aspect of modern life. Next, describe two (2) aspects of Egyptian mummification and the early Egyptians’ beliefs related to mummification that you find surprising or intriguing. These funerary practices were driven by certain Egyptian ideas of the afterlife; compare these to modern beliefs and practices.





 Chapter 3 (pp. 86-8), Egyptian musicEgyptian love poetry at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/2000egypt-love.asp and http://www.humanistictexts.org/egyptlov.htm ; as in the Old Testament’s “Song of Solomon,” the terms “brother” and “sister” are terms of affection and do not refer to a biological relationshipChapter 3 (pp. 74-5, 86, 89-91), Egyptian mummification and beliefs about afterlifeEgyptian mummification and burial at http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/explore/main.html Atlanta Michael Carlos Museum at http://carlos.emory.edu/COLLECTION/EGYPT/egypt01.html Egyptologist explains mummification at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/afterlife-ancient-egypt.html

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