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Coffins, etc.

Your tomb will be prepared for you, with paintings on the walls showing you wearing your best clothes, and leading the kind of afterlife you want to enjoy. Your tomb should be stocked with the things that you needed when you were alive: food, clothes, furniture, weapons and tools. You will also need lots of ‘shabtis’ — small figurines that represent the servants you will need in the next world.

A GOOD READ
The Book of the Dead is a guidebook of spells to help you through the perils of the underworld.

YOUR PETS
You don’t want to be lonely in the afterlife. Your favourite pets can be mummified to keep you company.

REGULAR SUPPLIES
After your funeral it is the duty of your relatives to visit your tomb with gifts of food so that you don’t go hungry.