Egyptian Burial Timeline

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  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Burial rituals develop during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 4000 BCE
    Depictions of gods and afterlife on walls of Egyptian tombs.
  • c. 3200 BCE
    Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 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.
  • c. 2670 BCE - c. 2650 BCE
    The Step Pyramid is built by Imhotep under reign of King Djoser.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2181 BCE
    The pyramid tombs of Giza are constructed during the Old Kingdom period of Egypt.
  • c. 1550 BCE - 1070 BCE
    Composition of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.