Book of the Dead
The Egyptian Book of the Dead was a book of prayers
that was a standard part of Egyptian burials. This is a nice example
of hieroglyphics written on papyrus, and shows the use of red and
black ink that is typical of Egyptian writing.
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Images of objects used with permission from the Kelsey
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May 28, 2004