Antique Ancient Egyptian Book of Dead Stela Ancient Civilization BC. Height : 9.0 inches (23 cm). Width: 6.6 inches (17 cm).Book of the Dead, ancient Egyptian collection of mortuary texts made up of spells or magic formulas, placed in tombs and believed to protect and aid the deceased in the hereafter. Probably compiled and reedited during the 16th century BCE, the collection included Coffin Texts dating from c. 2000 BCE, Pyramid Texts dating from c. 2400 BCE, and other writings. Later compilations included hymns to Re, the sun god.
Numerous authors, compilers, and sources contributed to the work. Many copies of the book have been found in Egyptian tombs, but none contains all of the approximately 200 known chapters. The collection, literally titled "The Chapters of Coming-Forth-by-Day, " received its present name from Karl Richard Lepsius, the German Egyptologist who published the first collection of the texts in 1842. Lovely gift idea ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, LOOKS FABULOUS ON. Condition: A brand-new, exactly as on the photos.If you have any question please ask at any time and we will response as soon as possible. We collect our items carefully and depend on our customers opinion to improve our choice. We check each product and sell only the best quality products.
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