Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A New Copy of the Book of Two Ways "Found"

     A leather "scroll" that has gone missing since the Second World War has been re-discovered in storage in the Cairo Museum. It dates to the early Middle Kingdom and contains spells from the Book of Two Ways. This document is rather unusual in that the text is written on leather, rather than a coffin, or even a papyrus scroll, and because it might indicate that the Book of Two Ways was not necessarily local to Middle Egypt as many scholars have thought. Here is a link to a longer article on this topic.

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