Book of the Dead
Detail from the Book of the Dead of Cesmedhed khonsu, Amon's (Amun) musician. Properly called the "Spells of Coming (or Going) Forth By Day" these would consist of a number of funerary chapters for the deceased to read during their journey into the underworld and would be buried in their tomb with them.The book of the dead evolved over a long period of time from the Pyramid texts of the Old Kingdom until 1600 BC. This painted papyrus shows six painted scenes from a series created for the priests of Amon. The papyrus contains mythological scenes and magical formuli to guide the deceased in the afterlife. The deceased is shown on the right with a table of offerings before the god Osiris. National Archaelogical Museum, Florence.
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19th Century Egypt - On the Nile opposite Karnak
Vintage engraving of a boat on the Nile opposite Karnak. Ferdinand Hirts Geographische Bildertafeln, 1886.
19th Century Style, 534503701, Africa, Ancient Civilization, Ancient Egyptian
Black and white illustration of ancient Egyptian using awl and bow drill on a plank of wood
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