Monday, October 28, 2019

Ancient Egypt News 10/28/2019

Book of Two Ways
4,000 Year Old Life Map Found in Sarcophagus
  • Writing in the sarcophagus appeared to be from the Book of Two Ways.
  • Egyptians believe the travel needed to reach the eternal kingdom is full of obstacles.
  • The texts were drawn inside the sarcophagus.

Archeologists have discovered a 4,000-year old Egyptian sarcophagus with an unprecedented finding: an ancient map of the afterlife. A sarcophagus is a box-like funeral receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved in stone, and usually displayed above ground, though it may also be buried. Discovery of the map was reported by the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, which is an annual peer-reviewed academic journal covering research and reviews of recent books of importance to Egyptology. It was established in 1914 by the Egypt Exploration Society.

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