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Fragments of Egyptian Book of the Dead found in Australia

Missing fragments from the Book of the Dead have been found in the storeroom of the Queensland Museum in Australia.

Dr Taylor says the rare specimens belonged to a high priest of the Temple of Amun, around 3,400 years ago.

“This is not the papyrus of just anybody, this is one of the top officials from Egypt at the peak of ancient Egypt’s prosperity,” he said.

“So it is a significant find, and if we can reconstruct the whole document that’s going to tell us a lot.

“So what we’ve got in Brisbane are the missing portions of this ancient book which has been split up, divided across the world for well over a hundred years.”

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Story: ABC | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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