Design a Sarcophagus.In Ancient Egypt,a sarcophagus was usually the external layer of protection for a royal mummy,with several layers of similar shaped coffins nested within. Some of the layers were often highly decorative,and even made of gold or silver. Print out our blank sarcophagus and cut out the shape. Design a Sarcophagus - Activity Village Is this answer helpful?Thanks!Give more feedbackThanks!How can it be improved?How can the answer be improved?Tell us how How Did Ancient Egyptians Decorate a Sarcophagus for By Kristine Tucker. Decorations on a sarcophagus were designed to offer physical and spiritual protection. Ancient Egyptians buried their dead in a decorative coffin, known as a sarcophagus. Some buried their loved ones in multiple sarcophagi that were nested one inside the other with the smallest, innermost coffin housing the mummified body. Aesthetic Design: Sarcophagus Lid + Egyptian Colors Upon entering the Egyptian tomb, the players should be enthralled by a glimmering sarcophagus that shows what a mighty female pharaoh she was; therefore, we decided to represent Hatshepsut as Hatshepsut the female pharaoh, not Hatshepsu the male pharaoh. We drew inspiration from the womanized depictions of Hatshepsut below.