Book of the Dead of Ramose

 

Book of the Dead of Ramose… today there was a live showing of the book that will be on display for one day only… the 22nd at the Fitzwilliam Museum ….

“Dating from 1290 – 1275 BC, The Book of the Dead of Ramose is one of the finest examples of this type of funerary papyrus to have survived from ancient Egypt. It was discovered by Flinders Petrie in a tomb at a site called Sedment, south of Cairo, and brought to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1922.

Since then it has had very little exposure to light and thus the vibrant colours of its illustrative vignettes are very well preserved. In 2007, after a period of conservation, it was displayed, in sections, in a short exhibition at the museum, and a small section was also included in last year’s Death on the Nile exhibition.”

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/research/egyptiangalleriesrenovation/cons_intro3

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/papyrus/ramosebod/

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/papyrus/ramose/

 

 

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One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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