So "archeologist varify Hyksos were in Egypt, based on the manner they were buried"?
I started my inquiry with e-mails or post to Egyptology groups:
I used to think all Egyptians were mummified, but now it appears that only the rich and royals were mummified most of the time. Even some of them were not.
I have read of massive graves, ranging from the north to the south of Egypt, where people were just wrapped in cloth and put in wooden boxes.
Being wrapped in cloth and buried was also done in Europe.
#1 Do you have any examples of grave yards through out Egypt, where the majority were never mummified?
#2 I also remember something about the Romans in Egypt being mummified. Got any details on this ?
How were the average Egyptians buried?
cemeteries / mastaba of the non royals.
Women were generally buried with their husbands... Many of the skeletal remains were found in wooden coffins, although still not mummified.
When we read the 'Hyksos' tales, it is repeated over and over how the 'Hyksos' tried to assimilate to the culture of the Egyptians.
If this were the case, wouldn't some of the Hyksos be mummified?
The word "mummy" comes from an Arabic word for a black gooey stuff. Mummification was not limited to Egyptians. Greeks and Romans were also mummified.
There is extensive records to show the Greeks and Romans actually did rule Egypt .. and we find that those who ruled Egypt, adopted mummification for themselves... so why not the 'Hyksos"?
Boy mummyin this article on the composite image, upper right
St. Louis Science Center Mummy
It is likely that the mummified boy lived during the time when Egypt was a province of the Roman Empire, possibly under the rule of Caesar Augustus. He was probably from a middle class family who could easily afford a good quality of mummification.
Egyptian religious beliefs were adopted by some of the Romans, and it is possible that both Egyptians and Romans were mummified. Egypt served as the grain basket of the Roman Empire
Many tombs, most less than a few feet square, were made of mud, rubble and leftover stones from the pyramid construction. Some have miniature false doors, and in some, statues were found. But most are anonymous and without grave goods, and the bodies were not mummified
I don't know where they get their information, but on lots of pages it states mummification was very expensive and took a long time.
It would be my guess that the common Egyptians had no wealth, except that of housing and available food.
When they showed the graves of the pyramid workers,even they were not mummified.
There are massive cemeteries / mastaba from the extreme north to the extreme south of Egypt, filled with Egyptians who were never mummified.
We are told they can prove the Hyksos were in Egypt by the difference in burial practices?
* If Hyksos (like the Greeks and Romans) adopted the culture of the Egyptians, wouldn't those Hyksos have been mummified?
* As for identifying "Hyksos" by their burial practices, what I have read so far, 'Egyptologist' have not found the grave on one 'Hyksos ruler" ?
* If ---> SOME Egyptians were mummified and ----> there were a multitude of Egyptians who were NEVER mummified, then how would finding graves of un-mummified dead, prove they were Hyksos?