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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)
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)
The Greenfield Papyrus
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The Greenfield Papyrus

Book of the Dead of Nestanebtasheru (sheet 87): Geb is shown as a semi-recumbent figure stretching out his limbs while the elongated body of Nut arches above him. Her feet touch the ground at the eastern horizon and her fingers at the western...
Priest, Book of the Dead
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Priest, Book of the Dead

A detail from the Book of the Dead of Aaneru from Thebes, Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, 1070-946 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
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...
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...
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