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What is the Egyptian Book of the Dead Scroll about?

“Book of the Dead” is a modern term to describe a series of ancient Egyptian funerary spells that helped the deceased find their way to the afterlife in order to become united with the god of the dead, Osiris

Why is the Egyptian Book of the Dead so important?

The Book of the Dead helped Egyptians prepare for the afterlife where Osiris, god of the underworld, would judge them. ... Later, when scholars learned to decipher hieroglyphs, they discovered that these texts were spells—magic “road maps” provided to the dead to navigate their way safely through the afterlife

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