The Ancient Egyptians believed in a further and eternal life following death. This was, without any doubt, because of their observation for some natural phenomena. The Nile and the sun cycles, and the myth of Osiris inspired them with the idea of the resurrection. Accordingly, the Egyptians were keen on the preservation of the bodies of their deceased, and on the preparation of their tombs which they equipped with the funerary furniture the deceased would need for this journey. These beliefs continued to exist during the Hellenistic and Roman Periods.
The Artifacts displayed “In the Afterlife” hall offer glimpses of the funerary beliefs in the Ancient Egyptian, Hellenistic and Roman eras.