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Ancient Egyptian papyrus in the Book of the Dead exhibition at the British Museum

Preparing pieces of papyrus ready for display in the exhibition Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead of Userhat
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Book of the Dead of Userhat

This is an early example of a Book of the Dead papyrus by the scribe Userhat. The vignette shows the Field of Reeds, the goal of the blessed dead, in which agricultural activities were conducted. From Thebes, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, c. 1450...
Egyptian Papyrus
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Egyptian Papyrus

Papyrus is a plant (cyperus papyrus) which once grew in abundance, primarily in the wilds of the Egyptian Delta but also elsewhere in the Nile River Valley, but is now quite rare. Papyrus buds opened from a horizontal root growing in shallow...
Cultural & Theological Background of Mummification in Egypt
Articleby John S. Knox

Cultural & Theological Background of Mummification in Egypt

Many myths and falsehoods concerning the Egyptian practice of mummification have been promoted to the general public in movies, television shows, and documentaries. While these offerings are entertaining and fascinating to watch, the purposes...
Hieratic Book of the Dead of Padimin
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Hieratic Book of the Dead of Padimin

Hieratic Book of the Dead of Padimin written on linen; mummy wrapping. From Akhmim, Egypt. Late Period, after 664 BCE. (The British Museum, London)
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...
Mummy Linen Inscribed with Portion of the Book of the Dead
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Mummy Linen Inscribed with Portion of the Book of the Dead

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...
Late Period of Ancient Egypt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Late Period of Ancient Egypt

The Late Period of Egypt (525-332 BCE) is the era following the Third Intermediate Period (1069-525) and preceding the brief Hellenistic Period (332-323 BCE) when Egypt was ruled by the Argead officials installed by Alexander the Great prior...
Osiris: Egyptian God of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead
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Osiris: Egyptian God of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead

Osiris was known as the King of the Living and the Eternal Lord since he was the first god born after the universe was created, and then later he was known as the god of the underworld and the Lord of the Dead. He was one of the five first...
Ancient Egyptian Warfare
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Warfare

The Narmer Palette, an ancient Egyptian ceremonial engraving, depicts the great king Narmer (c. 3150 BCE) conquering his enemies with the support and approval of his gods. This piece, dating from c. 3200-3000 BCE, was initially thought to...
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