The Children of the Dead
The family mausoleum has many rooms, including sleeping areas. These aren't for when the dead come back to life. They are for when the living people come to visit the dead. Families often go to the cemetery on weekends and holidays. They go there to show respect for their loved ones. They often have a picnic there, and sometimes they spend the night there, too.
In Cairo there is a neighborhood called the City of the Dead. There are lots of mastabas and mausoleums there. In Cairo there are not enough houses for all of the people. So some living people now live in the City of the Dead.
I met an old woman who lives in the City of the Dead. She has a little graveyard in her backyard. She is very proud of it. She keeps it very neat and tidy. What would it be like if you had a graveyard in your backyard?
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