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Egyptian Ushabtis: Assistants to the deceased in the afterlife

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Ushabtis, also known as shabtis or shawabtis, are ancient Egyptian funerary figurines that were placed in tombs to serve the deceased in the afterlife. These figurines were part of the funerary practices and beliefs in ancient Egypt, which included preparing the deceased for the journey to the afterlife. The primary purpose of ushabtis was to perform labor on behalf of the deceased in the afterlife, specifically in the Field of Reeds, an idealized version of Egypt where the deceased would live eternally. It was believed that in the afterlife the deceased would continue their duties as they did in life...

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