The Egyptian Book of the Dead
(c. 1550 BCE)

from the Papyrus of Hunefer

Just the Facts:
  • Name: The Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • Date: around 1500 BCE
  • Place: ancient Egypt
  • Language: Egyptian hieroglyphics
  • What it is: funerary text containing magic spells to assist the dead on their journey through the underworld and into the afterlife
  • Included in lists (What's This?): Bloom

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