The ‘Book of the Dead’ Lives On

And pages of it will be on display at the British Museum 4 November 2010 – 6 March 2011.  The report linked to includes some fantastic photos.

The exhibition will focus on the most important papyri – many of which cannot be on permanent display for conservation reasons – to tell the story of the journey to the next world and to set in context crucial episodes such as the “weighing of the heart”, by which the dead were judged. It will include the complete papyrus of Hunefer (one of the most beautifully painted of all) and the longest Book of the Dead known (37 metres), besides coffins, masks, statues, amulets, and items of funerary jewellery.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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