Image: Ancient Egyptian mummy net with amulet

Ancient Egyptian mummy net with amulet

Part of an ancient Egyptian beaded net made from faience pieces threaded on cotton. This net also features an amulet of a scarab beetle and the figures of the gods Horus and Anubis. Beaded nets containing amulets were sometimes placed over mummies. Probably from the XVIII Dynasty in the New Kingdom (1550- 1069 BCE).

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Tags Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Egypt, mummies, mummy, mummification', mummification, death, burial, mummy net, amulet, faience,

2 comments

Helen Wheeler - 10.12 AM, 07 December 2009

Good idea thanks. You could also visit our section about classroom ideas for the topic of Egypt at:

http://australianmuseum.net.au/Ideas-for-the-classroom-Egypt

chris62 - 12.11 PM, 25 November 2009
How about instructions for students (ie teachers) about how to make one out of clay

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