Anthropology and Egyptology share the same interest in mortuary rituals. However, the higher-order interpretative framework developed by anthropology is not standardly applied by Egyptology. The present study focuses on summarizing a comparative framework of mortuary rituals and applying it to the study of bodily fluids in ancient Egypt. The bodily fluids under discussion—menstrual blood, milk, efflux of Osiris (rDw-fluids), and semen—have been chosen because of their specific connection to birth and rebirth in the ancient Egyptian symbolical system.
How to Cite
Pehal, M. & Preininger Svobodová, M., (2018) “Death and the Right Fluids: Perspectives from Egyptology and Anthropology”, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 17(1), 114-136.