Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ancient Egypt's ultimate labour saving devices - they worked for you throughout eternity


Louvre
Shabtis populated ancient Egyptian tombs. 
Macabre little manikins, they were designed to labour for the dead in the afterlife. 
Some tombs stacked as many as three hundred and sixty five with the dead, one for every day of the year, plus a few extras as overseers.
They just don't build labour-saving devices the way they used to.