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Book of the Dead Papyrus
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Book of the Dead Papyrus

A detail from a Book of the Dead, on papyrus showing hieratic writing of Hornefer, Ptolemaic Period, provenance unknown. (Museo Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Book of the Dead of Hunefer
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Book of the Dead of Hunefer

This is the Book of the Dead of Hunefer (Hw-nfr). There are fully colored vignettes (scenes) with a colored border. The scenes demonstrate episodes in Hunefer's judgement in the afterlife. From Egypt. 19th Dynasty, 1292–1189 BCE. (The British...
Geb & Nut, Book of the Dead
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Geb & Nut, Book of the Dead

A detail of the Book of the Dead of Henuttawy, depicting the goddess Nut arched over the god Geb. Geb is depicted with the head of a snake. The full papyrus measures 74 cm x 23 cm (29 in x 9 in). Egypt. Third Intermediate Period (c. 1069-525...
Papyrus of Ani
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Papyrus of Ani

The Papyrus of Ani, a text of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, was prepared for the priest Ani of Thebes (c. 1250 BCE) and included among the grave goods of his tomb. It includes a number of chapters from the Book of the Dead.
Book of the Dead of Tayesnakht, Thebes
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Book of the Dead of Tayesnakht, Thebes

A detail from the Book of the Dead of Tayesnakht from Thebes, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
Book of the Dead Detail
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Book of the Dead Detail

A detail from a Book of the Dead, on papyrus showing hieratic writing of Hornefer, Ptolemaic Period, provenance unknown. (Museo Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Pharaoh, Book of the Dead
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Pharaoh, Book of the Dead

A detail from the Book of the Dead of Tayesnakht from Thebes, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
Egyptian Book of the Dead Fragment
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Egyptian Book of the Dead Fragment

Fragment of a linen mummy shroud with texts from the Book of the Dead, written in ink. From Thebes, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, circa 1500 BCE.
Daily Life & Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Quizby Patrick Goodman

Daily Life & Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Afterlife Book of the Dead Canopy Class Coffin Texts Domestic Cult Field of Reeds Heka Kites of Nephthys Ma'at Nomarch Pyramid Texts Rite Scribe Senet Shabti Dolls Silo Veneration Vizier
Coffin of Diefiawet contaning a Ptelomaic mummy
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Coffin of Diefiawet contaning a Ptelomaic mummy

The mummy is that of an adult female with her arms crossed over the breasts. X-rays have revealed that the body has suffered post-mortum mutilation; both the hands and feet are missing and dummies made of linen have been substituted by the...