Ancient Egyptian Belief

Within Ancient Egyptian culture, funerary texts (including the Book of the Dead) were designed to aid a person in the afterlife. The oldest scroll in the Chester Beatty collection, and one of the most important from New Kingdom Egypt (c. 1550–1070 BC), contains two significant literary works: a tale of a battle between sibling gods and a group of love songs.

Book of the Dead
400-300 BC
Egypt
CBL Pap XXIV

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  • Image of Judgement of the deceased, Book of the Dead of Lady Neskhons, c. 300 BC, Egypt. CBL Pap XXI.4.

    Judgement of the deceased, Book of the Dead of Lady Neskhons
    c. 300 BC
    Egypt
    CBL Pap XXI.4

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  • Image of Love songs I (Beginning of the words of the great dispenser of entertainment), c. 1160 BC, Egypt. CBL Pap 1.2.

    Love songs I (Beginning of the words of the great dispenser of entertainment)
    c. 1160 BC
    Egypt
    CBL Pap 1.2

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  • Image of the Book of the Dead, 400-300 BC, Egypt. CBL Pap XXIV.

    Book of the Dead
    400-300 BC
    Egypt
    CBL Pap XXIV

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  • Image of the Book of the Dead and other fragments, 100 BC- 100 AD, Egypt. CBL Pap XXII.

    Book of the Dead and other fragments
    100 BC- 100 AD
    Egypt
    CBL Pap XXII

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  • Image of Ritual of the Opening of the Mouth, 300-200 BC, Egypt. CBL Pap XXIII.

    Ritual of the Opening of the Mouth
    300-200 BC
    Egypt
    CBL Pap XXIII

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