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Painting from the tomb of King Siptah, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – King’s Valley 47, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - This vignette from the tomb of King Siptah, penultimate ruler of the 19th Dynasty, is one of the many associated with Spell 151 of the Book of the Dead and shows Anubis tending…
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Painting from the tomb of King Ramesses I, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – King’s Valley 16, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - Many serpents appear in the Book of Gates; this one is the snake of time, coiled upon itself and lying in a watery pit surrounded by a mound on which stand the…
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Painting from the Tomb of Nefertari, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty - Queen’s Valley 66, Western Thebes, Valley of the Queens - Otherwordly deities are shown here on a wall from the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Taken from Spell 144 of the Book of the Dead, they were the keepers of the gates of the Netherworld,…
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Sarcophagus of King Merenptah, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty - King’s Valley 8, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - The outer sarcophagus of Merenptah presents on his cartouche-shaped lid a sculpted figure of the king surrounded by the protective Mehen serpent and covered with texts and figures of king and gods. This outer sarcophagus still…
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