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

Highlights

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

    1 / 5

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

    2 / 5

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

    3 / 5

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

    4 / 5

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

    5 / 5

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