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The Dead Before Osiris, from The Book of the Dead

Egyptian Relief Sculpture and Painting

The Dead Before Osiris, from The Book of the Dead

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The Book of the Dead was a compilation of mortuary texts believed to protect the deceased. It was compiled, reedited and copied many times, often colorfully illustrated. This particular page depicts the seated god Osiris, the judge of the dead.

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