Obesity, Beer and Lost Cities: Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt You Never Knew

13. Tombs Were Basically Storage Facilities

as65d4asdasWhen someone passed on to the great beyond, the living placed valuable objects inside of tombs near the dead. These objects were intended for use by the departed in the afterlife.


The type of items stored inside of tombs varied greatly, and depended on the social status of the deceased. Persons of royal persuasion were given luxurious items made of gold and other precious materials. The tomb of King Tut contained rare treasures for his enjoyment. Alternatively, people of common means had tombs filled with practical items such as blankets, hunting spears and clothing.

As time passed, tomb raiders discovered these stored goodies and took most of it for private sale or use.