Visual Timeline: Egyptian Burial
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6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Burial rituals develop during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
4000 BCE: Depictions of gods and afterlife on walls of Egyptian tombs.
3200 BCE: Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
3150 BCE - 30 BCE: Burial rituals in Egypt are strictly observed to ensure the eternal life of the soul, including mummification, grave goods, and elaborate funerary rites.
2670 BCE - 2650 BCE: The Step Pyramid is built by Imhotep under reign of King Djoser.
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: The pyramid tombs of Giza are constructed during the Old Kingdom period of Egypt.
1550 BCE - 1070 BCE: Composition of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.