Compare and contrast the depiction of the afterlife in descent of Ishtar and the three Egyptian texts. – Essaylink

Ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian ideas about death and the afterlife.

1.Compare and contrast the depiction of the afterlife in “descent of Ishtar” and the three Egyptian texts (the old kingdom pyramid text, the middle kingdom coffin text, and the “negative confession” from the New Kingdom), and then

2. Discuss what these texts tell us about the relationship between humans and the gods in Mesopotamia and Egypt.

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