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Ancient Egypt and Nubia
The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings | Series 1 - 2. Death | Radio Times

Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings | Series 1 - 2. Death | Radio Times | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

"Joann Fletcher told us last week how Kha and Merit, 

a Theban couple from 3,500 years ago, passed their days. This week she unravels the elaborate world of their death – more important for an ancient Egyptian, since this world was merely a dress rehearsal for the perfect afterlife." 

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What is in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead?

What is in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead? | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

‘The Book of the Dead’—it sounds so ominous and creepy.  One may picture a priestess chanting spells as a dusty mummy jerks up in his sarcophagus, but what is really in these mysterious sacred texts?

 

Well, it was kind of like a first aid kit, travel insurance and a bible all rolled into one totable papyrus."

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