This gallery contains images of Ancient Egyptian coffins and sarcophagi from approximately 1075 B.C. to A.D. 30. These elaborate coffins are or were vibrantly painted and decorated with depictions of gods and goddesses in various forms, scenes detailing the afterlife the deceased person hoped to obtain and physical attributes to indicate his or her status while they were alive. Although many Ancient Egyptian coffins and sarcophagi are decorated in a somewhat similar manner, each one is specifically made to help the person it was built for obtain passage to the afterlife. Although the materials used to make the bodies of the coffins changed with different dynasties and the decorations changed with different religious views, these coffins show a common theme in Ancient Egyptian culture - the dead were expected to live on in the afterlife.