Mummy Linen Inscribed with Portion of the Book of the Dead

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2018
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Beginning in the 4th century BCE, funerary texts from "the Book of the Dead" were inscribed in hieratic directly on the wrappings of the mummy. Here, the deceased is named Djedher, son of Sekhmetnefret. Late Period, 4th century BCE or later. From Saqqara, modern-day Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, March 21). Mummy Linen Inscribed with Portion of the Book of the Dead. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8346/mummy-linen-inscribed-with-portion-of-the-book-of/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mummy Linen Inscribed with Portion of the Book of the Dead." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8346/mummy-linen-inscribed-with-portion-of-the-book-of/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mummy Linen Inscribed with Portion of the Book of the Dead." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2018. Web. 16 Oct 2021.