Till Death Do Us Part: Female Afterlife In Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. This talk looks at the complicated process the Egyptians believed a woman had to go through in order to pass into the next world.

With Dr Joanne Backhouse, University of Liverpool

Image Credit: Osiris Iy-neferty (wife of Sennedjem) Deir el-Medina TT 1 (Tomb of Sennedjem)
Now in Metropolitan Museum – New York 86.1.5

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