Archaeology & History
Long lost pages of 'Book of the Dead' found
By T.K. Randall
April 26, 2012 · 48 comments
Image Credit: Jon Bodsworth
Ancient papyrus fragments belonging to the book have been found in Australia's Queensland Museum.
The Book of the Dead is an ancient Egyptian funerary text written by Amenhotep in around 1420 BC, various sections of the book that have been recovered reside in museums around the world but much of it is still missing. "We are incredibly surprised that we had such a significant object in our collection," said museum CEO Ian Galloway.
Egyptologist John Taylor made the discovery during a recent visit to the museum. "This is not the papyrus of just anybody," he said. "This is one of the top officials from Egypt at the peak of ancient Egypt's prosperity."
Papyrus fragments from an Egyptian funerary text known as a Book of the Dead have been discovered in the archives of the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Australia.
Source: Daily Mail
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