Exhibit illustrates magical powers of Book of the Dead in ancient Egypt

Exhibit illustrates magical powers of Book of the Dead in ancient Egypt

Oriental Institute features papyri, mummy to explain concepts of afterlife

In ancient Egypt, you did not go to the afterlife empty-handed. The Book of the Dead, a collection of spells and charms, was there to guide you. …

Read the entire press release on the University of Chicago News site.

Photo by Jean Lechat

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