Sunday, 12 April 2009

The Bizarre Egyptian Book of the Dead

The very name is enough to induce a shudder - the Book of the Dead. Many people think that it was just something made up to give the recent Mummy films a back story. However, these 'books' exist. Lauren Axelrod has the low down.

From the article:

The Museum of Turin has acquired 3 copies of the Egyptian Book of the Dead including the most ancient copy known. The books were discovered by Schiaparelli in 1906 and til this day they remain displayed in the museum. However, the director has been asked several times to remove them due to their negative energy protruding from the papyrus.

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Written by Lauren Axelrod

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