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Coffin, Egypt, about 1040 BC

    We went to the Brooklyn Museum of Art and learned a lot about mummies in ancient Egypt. When they buried their dead they decorated the coffins with amulets.  Amulets are good luck charms for the afterlife.
    The pictures often show the dead person being given water.  Water was a sign of life.  If a man was painted blue it represented water and air and it meant he was a god.  You could also tell he was a god because he had a curved beard on his chin.  The goddesses were painted yellow or orange to represent the sun.

This is part of a class project. You can read the report, "Ancient Egypt's Art", by clicking the link below.

Image Reference

The Brooklyn Museum of Art