2016 a new hope 2020 the empire strikes back 2024 the return of the maga shirt
It is important to preserve an intact tomb, not only to provide a stock of grave supplies for the grave that the deceased may need in the afterlife, but also to preserve the embalmed body itself. 2016 a new hope 2020 the empire strikes back 2024 the return of the maga shirt. Egyptian theology stipulates that the soul, or Ka, cannot exist if the body is destroyed and, because of the prospect of ‘second death’ (that is, the body is destroyed and then the death of the soul) seems too terrible to contemplate, so the tradition of mummification has been developed in a desperate attempt to defeat nature and preserve the dead forever. Unfortunately, the custom of wrapping valuables under the mummy bandages led to the situation that once the bodies of kings were discovered, tomb thieves did not treat the mummies with proper respect. At the beginning of the New Kingdom, grave theft was a major problem, as just seeing a large monument set up near a rich tomb was known to have a treasure buried nearby.