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The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt, Her Eternal Workers, & Her Final Demise

Provision of food for eternity was a primary goal of tomb owners in ancient Egypt.  The tome of Henutmehyt, a chantress of Amun, was certainly no exception.  She was a high-ranking lady of the later New Kingdom, as the objects … Continue reading

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An Ancient Egyptian Magical Spell to Protect a Young Lady from Everything

Revised 18 May 2014 The Third Intermediate Period of Egyptian history (ca. 1070 – 720 BC) was characterized by a breakdown of central authority and resulting multiple kings – and these dislocations were accompanied by changes in religious and magical … Continue reading

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Letters to the Dead in Ancient Egypt

One of the more interesting genre of ancient Egyptian literature comprises the so-called ‘Letters to the Dead.’  These letters were not affairs of the heart, to commune socially with the deceased, but were pragmatically employed by the living to a dead … Continue reading

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