The Middle Kingdom (2030 - 1650 BC) saw a "democratization" of the afterlife. Burial rites and preoccupation with the afterlife, reserved just for pharaohs and other high-ranking Egyptians in the Old Kingdom, became accessible to many Egyptians. How long did full burial rites tend to take?

Answer 70 days

Full burial rites, usually reserved for pharaohs and high-ranking officials, took around 70 days. In this time, the body would be mummified, the internal organs prepared, and requisite prayers said.

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