'Book of the Dead'
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ancient Egypt and the rituals and customs
associated with the Book of the Dead.
The Book of the Dead is a fascinating subject. What exactly
was the Book of the Dead?
The 'Book of the Dead' was and ancient Egyptian
'Guide to the Afterlife' providing ancient
Egyptians with instructions and magic spells, or
incantations, to help them through the
terrifying dangers of the Underworld (Duat) to
enable them to reach the 'House of Reeds' which
was the Egyptian name for paradise.
Book of the Dead and the Papyrus of Ani
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only was Ptah a god of creation, but he was
involved with the soul's rebirth in the
afterlife. He was related to the dead since
Old Kingdomtimes, where he was believed to have
invented the Opening of the Mouth ritual to
allow the spirit to be able to see, hear, speak
and eat as a living being.
Book of the Dead and the Papyrus of