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  • Archaeologists Found the Lost 'Book of the Dead' Buried in an Egyptian Cemetery [42 ft long scroll]

    11/07/2023 8:55:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 30, 2023 | Tim Newcomb
    Egyptian archaeologists recently located a lost 3,500-year-old cemetery containing mummies and statues... A particularly exciting find was a Book of the Dead papyrus scroll measuring over 43 feet long—a rare surviving copy of the traditional burial item...While the cemetery—dating to sometime between 1550 BC to 1070 BC—was significant for the hundreds of archaeological finds and tombs carved into the rock located within its boundaries, the discovery of what could be a copy of the Book of the Dead captured the attention of experts as a truly rare find. But with few details released to the public about the contents of...
  • Egyptian archaeologists discovered 16 meters long ancient papyrus with spells from the Book of the Dead

    01/20/2023 10:09:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | January 19, 2023 | Leman Altuntas
    Archaeologists working in Egypt's Saqqara region have unearthed a 16-meter-long ancient papyrus for the first time in a century...Scientists initially believed the ancient scroll measured only nine meters, but after it had been fully restored and translated, it became clear that it actually measured 16 meters!...Waziri added that the papyrus was restored in the restoration laboratory of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, and has been dubbed the "Waziri Papyrus".This papyrus is the first one ever to be discovered by an Egyptian and is named after an Egyptian...The discovery of a 16-meter-long papyrus containing Book of the Dead spells could shed...
  • Our Preoccupation With Death (Dennis Prager Presents The Case For Judeo-Christian Values, Part IX)

    03/28/2005 11:47:37 PM PST · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 468+ views ^ | 03/29/05 | Dennis Prager
    There are good people on both sides of the Terri Schiavo tragedy, but chances are that if you affirm Judeo-Christian values, you have opposed pulling the feeding tube from the severely brain damaged woman's body. Why? Because if there is anything that Judeo-Christian values stand for, it is choosing life and rejecting death. As the Torah puts it, "I have put before you today life and death, and you shall choose life." Even believing Jews and Christians are not fully aware of how much the rejection of death-oriented Egypt underlies the values and practices of the Torah, the first five...