A range of archaeological and textual sources from varied walks of life bear eloquent testimony to the intensity of the attempts of coming to term with death in ancient eastern cultures ( Burial and mourning rituals and the related cult of the dead), as displayed in forms of funerary architecture, burial objects and the extensive funerary literature. As is evident from textual sources, this struggle occupied a large part of everyday human existence…
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