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"Papyrus: Unveiling the Ancient Secrets of Egypt's Sacred Texts" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the world of papyrus

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Book of the Dead or Papyrus of Any. ca. 1275

Book of the Dead or Papyrus of Any. ca. 1275 BC. 19th Dynasty. Scene from the dead judgement before the presence of Osiris. Egyptian art. New Kingdom. Painting. UNITED KINGDOM. London

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement

Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement
(Above) -Twelve Gods seated in Order, as judges before a table of offerings. (Below) - The Psychostasia of Weighing of the Conscience of Ani

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Book of the Dead of Hunefer, ca 1450 BC

The Book of the Dead of Hunefer, ca 1450 BC. Found in the collection of British Museum

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Derby 1923 by Cecil Aldin

The Derby 1923 by Cecil Aldin
Leaving the post at the start of the Derby of 1923, a race famously won by Papyrus, owned by Mr B. Irish and ridden by Steve Donoghue

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Book of the Dead: Heruben Papyrus. 1075 -

The Book of the Dead: Heruben Papyrus. 1075 - 945 BC. Papyrus with the cow goddess Hathor, a woman and two snakes. Work from the 21st Dynasty. Egyptian art. Third Intermediate Period

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Book of the Deads. 651 -525 BC. Papyrus. Egyptian

Book of the Deads. 651 -525 BC. Papyrus. Egyptian art. New Kingdom. TURKEY. Istanbul. Archaeological Museum

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead
Detail from the Book of the Dead of Cesmedhed khonsu, Amons (Amun) musician. Properly called the " Spells of Coming (or Going)

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus

Papyrus
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Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Moscow Mathematical Papyrus (Golenishchev Mathematical Papyrus) Detail: 14th problem, ca 1840BC

The Moscow Mathematical Papyrus (Golenishchev Mathematical Papyrus) Detail: 14th problem, ca 1840BC
The Moscow Mathematical Papyrus (Golenishchev Mathematical Papyrus) Detail: 14th problem, ca 1840 BC. Found in the Collection of State A. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus from The Book of The Dead, Anubis during the weighing of the souls (psychostasy)

Papyrus from The Book of The Dead, Anubis during the weighing of the souls (psychostasy)
Egyptian civilization. Papyrus from The Book of The Dead : Anubi during the weighing of the souls (psychostasy)

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Heruben papyrus, divinity on solar boat of Seth

Heruben papyrus, divinity on solar boat of Seth
Egyptian civilization, New Kingdom, Dynasty XX. Heruben papyrus, divinity on solar boat of Seth

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Book of the Dead / Plate 4

Book of the Dead / Plate 4
PAPYRUS OF ANI The dead Ani, judged innocent, is presented by Horus to Osiris. He kneels with whitened hair

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Fumigation of Osiris, the Book of the Dead of Neb-Qued, Egyptian, 19th Dynasty

The Fumigation of Osiris, the Book of the Dead of Neb-Qued, Egyptian, 19th Dynasty. Found in the collection of the Louvre, Paris

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, from Thebes, Egypt, c1550 BC

Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, from Thebes, Egypt, c1550 BC
Detail of the Rhind mathematical papyrus, showing mathematical problems, from Thebes, Egypt, End of the Second Intermediate Period, c1550 BC

Background imagePapyrus Collection: A garden pool: fragment of wall painting, Egyptian, 18th Dynasty, c1350 BC

A garden pool: fragment of wall painting, Egyptian, 18th Dynasty, c1350 BC. Tomb painting of a pool full of ducks, lotus flowers and tilapia fish; papyrus grows along the edge

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus, Derby winner 1923

Papyrus, Derby winner 1923
Mr B. Irish leads in his horse, Papyrus with jockey Steve Donoghue up, following its win in the 1923 Derby at Epsom. For Donoghue it was a third successive win in the race. Date: June 1923

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Judgment Scene - Anis heart being weighed in the balance (colour litho)

The Judgment Scene - Anis heart being weighed in the balance (colour litho)
3621124 The Judgment Scene - Anis heart being weighed in the balance (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 29, with a fragment of Euclids Elements, Between 75 and 125 AD

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 29, with a fragment of Euclids Elements, Between 75 and 125 AD. Found in the Collection of Penn Museum

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Egypt, Luxor, Karnak Temple, Temple of Amun & Sacred Lake

Egypt, Luxor, Karnak Temple, Temple of Amun & Sacred Lake

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus boat, fisherman, pelicans, Lake Tana, Ethiopia, Africa

Papyrus boat, fisherman, pelicans, Lake Tana, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Aquatic plants (colour litho)

Aquatic plants (colour litho)
3630333 Aquatic plants (colour litho) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aquatic plants. Illustration from Meyers Konversations-Lexicon, c1895.); © Look and Learn

Background imagePapyrus Collection: ancient civilizations, ancient egyptian, cut out, flora, medium group of objects

ancient civilizations, ancient egyptian, cut out, flora, medium group of objects, no people, paper, papyrus, resourceful, slice, stem, studio shot, the past, watercolour painting, white background

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus Depicting Horus and Queen Nefertiti

Papyrus Depicting Horus and Queen Nefertiti
Egyptian papyrus depicting Horus and Queen Nefertiti

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Explorer Thor Heyerdahl with his wife Jacqueline - 3

Explorer Thor Heyerdahl with his wife Jacqueline - 3
Thor Heyerdahl 1914-2002 - Kon Tiki explorer - with his wife Jacqueline at his home in Tenerife, Canary Islands Date: 1995

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus Depicting Tutankhamun and His Wife Ankhesenamun

Papyrus Depicting Tutankhamun and His Wife Ankhesenamun
This beautiful garden scene shows Tutankhamun receiving flowers from his wife Ankhesenamun. This scene comes from an ivory chest that was found in his tomb in 1922

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Great Harris Papyrus, from Thebes, Egypt, reign of Ramesses IV, c1200 BC

The Great Harris Papyrus, from Thebes, Egypt, reign of Ramesses IV, c1200 BC
The Great Harris Papyrus, from Thebes, probably Deir el-Medina, Egypt, reign of Rameses IV, c1200 BC. At forty-two metres, this is one of the longest papyri still in existence from ancient Egypt

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead on papyrus showing written hieroglyphs

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead on papyrus showing written hieroglyphs. Depiction of ploughing with oxen. From the Bodmer Library, Geneva, Switzerland

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Egypt, Luxor, Karnak Temple, Colossal statue of King Ramesses II with his daughter

Egypt, Luxor, Karnak Temple, Colossal statue of King Ramesses II with his daughter Bent anta

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Papyrus (Papyrus sp), Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Papyrus (Papyrus sp), Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Thoueris and Hathor in the papyrus. College is similar to the papyrus of Ani, from Thebes

Thoueris and Hathor in the papyrus. College is similar to the papyrus of Ani, from Thebes, 19th dynasty
JLJ4674150 Thoueris and Hathor in the papyrus. College is similar to the papyrus of Ani, from Thebes, 19th dynasty. by Egyptian 19th Dynasty (c.1292-1187 BC); Bibliotheque du College de France

Background imagePapyrus Collection: View of 'Castleton Garden', Kingston, Jamaica

View of "Castleton Garden", Kingston, Jamaica. America Kingston, Castleton Garden. Date of Photograph:1920-1930 ca

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Detail of the two heraldic pilasters of Tutmosis III inside the temple of Amon-Ra in Karnak

Detail of the two heraldic pilasters of Tutmosis III inside the temple of Amon-Ra in Karnak. The pilasters are adorned with depicitions of lotus and papyrus

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Group portrait on board a boat

Group portrait on board a boat Taormina. Date of Photograph:11-12/04/1913

Background imagePapyrus Collection: A pavilion in the Milan Fair of 1881 seen from the garden. In front are a pool

A pavilion in the Milan Fair of 1881 seen from the garden. In front are a pool, banana and papyrus plants Milan. Date of Photograph:1881

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Partial view of the aretusa fountain in Siracusa. In the foreground, papirus plants

Partial view of the aretusa fountain in Siracusa. In the foreground, papirus plants. In the background, to the right, a wall that finishes with a terrace, on which there is a man; to the left

Background imagePapyrus Collection: MFC-S-000450-0022

MFC-S-000450-0022
The Remains of the hall of Annals of Tuthmosis III in the temple of Amon in Karnak 1870-1880 1450 a.C. ca. Egypt - Karnak

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Remains of the hall of Annals of Tuthmosis III in the temple of Amon in Karnak

The Remains of the hall of Annals of Tuthmosis III in the temple of Amon in Karnak Egypt Karnak Pilaster Eighteenth Dynasty, New Kingdom, Egypt - Egyptian Art, Africa, Ancient Civilization

Background imagePapyrus Collection: An egyptian papyrus, in the British Museum in London

An egyptian papyrus, in the British Museum in London Papyrus Egypt - Egyptian Art, Africa, Ancient Civilization. Date of Photograph:1900 ca.. Date of Artwork:-3000 a.C./ 30 d.C

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Taj Maha, reflected on the opposite fish pool, Agra, India

The Taj Maha, reflected on the opposite fish pool, Agra, India India Agra, environs Mausoleum Moghul, India, Asia, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The sources of the Ciani River in Syracuse, with papyrus plants

The sources of the Ciani River in Syracuse, with papyrus plants Syracuse. Date of Photograph:1900 ca

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The gathering of papyri on the Anapo River in Syracuse

The gathering of papyri on the Anapo River in Syracuse. Syracuse. Date of Photograph:1900 ca

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The Anapo River in Syracuse with papyrus plants

The Anapo River in Syracuse with papyrus plants. Syracuse. Date of Photograph:1900 ca

Background imagePapyrus Collection: The sarcophagus of Laris Pulenas, called the Sarcophagus of the Magistrate

The sarcophagus of Laris Pulenas, called the Sarcophagus of the Magistrate, at the Tarquinia National Museum in Tarquinia

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Egyptian tombstone portraying scribes writing from dictation. The Archaeological Museum, Florence

Egyptian tombstone portraying scribes writing from dictation. The Archaeological Museum, Florence Florence The Archeological Museum Tombstone New Kingdom, Egypt - Egyptian Art, Africa

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Statue of Esiodus, in the Vatican Museums, Vatican City

Statue of Esiodus, in the Vatican Museums, Vatican City State of the Vatican City Vatican Museum Statue Roman Art, Europe, Ancient Civilization. Date of Photograph:1890 ca.. Date of Artwork:I sec

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Etruscan sarcophagus known as Sarcophagus of the Magistrate, with a relief depiction of

Etruscan sarcophagus known as Sarcophagus of the Magistrate, with a relief depiction of the deceased, Laris Pulenas, unrolling a papyrus; in the National Museum of Tarquinia Tarquinia National Museum

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Sarcophagus depicting the Sacrifice of Isaac, in the Vatican Museums

Sarcophagus depicting the Sacrifice of Isaac, in the Vatican Museums, Vatican City; formerly in the Lateran Museum, it was transferred to the Vatican Museums in 1970 Rome Lateran Museum Sarcophagus

Background imagePapyrus Collection: Augustus depicted as the Pontefix Maximus, preserved in the Borghese Gallery, Rome

Augustus depicted as the Pontefix Maximus, preserved in the Borghese Gallery, Rome Rome Borghese Gallery Statue Augustan Period, Imperial Period, Roman Art, Europe, Ancient Civilization



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"Papyrus: Unveiling the Ancient Secrets of Egypt's Sacred Texts" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the world of papyrus, an ancient writing material that has preserved countless stories and beliefs from the depths of Egyptian civilization. From the Papyrus of Ani to The Book of the Dead, these delicate scrolls offer us a glimpse into the spiritual journey undertaken by Egyptians in their quest for eternal life. One such remarkable example is The Judgement scene depicted on the Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead). This intricate illustration showcases Ani standing before Osiris, god of death and rebirth, as his heart is weighed against Ma'at's feather. Will he be deemed worthy to enter paradise or face eternal damnation? Dating back to approximately 1275 BC, The Book of the Dead or Papyrus of Any serves as a guidebook for souls navigating through various challenges after death. Similarly, The Book of the Dead belonging to Hunefer transports us to around 1450 BC with its vivid illustrations depicting Hunefer's journey towards immortality. Intriguingly, papyri were not solely reserved for religious texts but also found their way into everyday life. Cecil Aldin's painting "The Derby 1923" captures this transition beautifully as jockeys race past spectators clutching newspapers made from papyrus. Delving deeper into history reveals more fascinating examples like Heruben Papyrus dating back to 1075 BC and numerous other Books of the Deads created between 651-525 BC. These invaluable artifacts provide insights into ancient Egyptian rituals surrounding death and burial practices. Beyond religious significance lies another facet where papyri served practical purposes. Take The Moscow Mathematical Papyrus which dates back to approximately 1840 BC - it contains mathematical problems that challenge our assumptions about early civilizations' knowledge in this field. To truly understand papyrus' importance within Egyptian culture, one must visit the magnificent Karnak Temple in Luxor.