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|An ancient Egyptian book of spells to guide the dead in the afterlife was found buried with mummies|
Archaeologists have uncovered a copy of the "Book of the Dead" in an ancient Egyptian cemetery.
The document was used by Egyptian priests to guide the dead to the afterlife.
Alongside the scroll, archaeologists found the mummies of high-ranking officials.
Archaeologists excavating a 3,500-year-old cemetery have discovered an ancient Egyptian "Book of the Dead" filled with spells to guide the deceased in the afterlife.
The scroll, which was revealed as part of a presentation of the latest archaeological finds from the Tuna al-Gebel cemetery in central Egypt, is estimated to be 43 to 49 feet long.
Such scrolls were a common component of burials in ancient Egypt, and their incantations were a form of supernatural "travel insurance", according to Sara Cole, an assistant curator in the Antiquities Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum, speaking to The New York Times.
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