Egyptian dating customs
Much research has been carried out on the development of single types of the objects placed in Roman tombs, such as the mummy portraits.
By contrast the development of the arrangement of the burial goods as a whole has not yet been fully researched.
This book Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt: Life in Death for Rich and Poor (Duckworth Egyptology Series)was a very helpful resource for writing research papers.
The burials of the poor tend to be neglected in Egyptology, and Grajetzki obviously wants to counteract that tendency.
The result is a succinct and very informative view of how funeral customs changed over time in Egypt.
The book is a slim volume (only 161 pages) and is a bit pricy for its size, but is loaded with fascinating information and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone interested in this topic.
However, there are only a few hieroglyphic inscriptions.
In the early third century AD the last objects in Egyptian style were produced for burials.
Owen Jarus writes about archaeology and all things about humans' past for Live Science.
Few cemeteries of the Roman Period are well recorded and published. Elaborate examples are still found in the first century or first half of the second century AD, and not later.
Egyptian style mummy masks were replaced by mummy masks in Greek or Roman style, or by painted mummy portraits in Greek perspective. The decorations in Egyptian style show that traditional Egyptian beliefs were still alive.
Grajetzki also discusses atypical types of burial, and other subjects that other books tend to overlook, like burials in Nubia.
He nevertheless devotes more space to wealthy tombs than to common graves, simply because there's less to say about a pit with a mummy and a few objects in it than about an elaborately decorated tomb.