The ancient Egyptians were renowned for their interest in preserving the bodies of the pharaohs and their queens, with an eye toward life after this life. They came up with the early version of embalming, removing and preserving organs, and wrapping the bodies in strips of linen – making mummies!
This Bizarro cartoon gives us another possible glimpse at what was going on in the minds of one ancient Egyptian leader. As an elderly pharaoh lays dying, with his royal family mourning by his side, he says, “Please don’t go to any trouble with the burial. Just seal me up in one of those big pyramid-shaped grain storage thingies.”
A lot of people are saying they don’t want their loved ones to go to any trouble after they die. So, what does that say about our society? Are we not worth a ritual to say goodbye? Are our families to be left wondering what to do?
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