The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld - Tejal Gala

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Video

John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 02 April 2021

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-egyptian-book-of-the-dead-tejal-gala

Ancient Egyptians believed that in order to become immortal after death, a spirit must first pass through the underworld — a realm of vast caverns, lakes of fire, and magical gates. Needless to say, one needed to come prepared. But how? Tejal Gala describes an Egyptian "Book of the Dead" — a customized magic scroll written by the living to promote a smooth passage to the afterlife when they died.

Lesson by Tejal Gala, animation by Silvia Prietov.

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TED-Ed. (2021, April 02). The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld - Tejal Gala. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2400/the-egyptian-book-of-the-dead-a-guidebook-for-the/

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TED-Ed. "The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld - Tejal Gala." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 02, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2400/the-egyptian-book-of-the-dead-a-guidebook-for-the/.

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TED-Ed. "The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld - Tejal Gala." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Apr 2021. Web. 24 Jul 2024.

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