Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead
a collection of ancient Egyptian papyrus books, many with elaborate illustrations, each containing prayers, hymns, incantations, and formulas for the behavior of the souls of the dead.

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Book of the Dead,
a collection of ancient Egyptian religious maxims, and other information, to guide the soul on its journey to the other world.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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