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These will be on display in the Museum and featured in a short video.
April’s Object of the Month – The Book of the Dead of Ramose can be seen in the current exhibition, Death on the Nile.
Books of the Dead were provided as part of a person’s burial to ensure their safety in the afterlife. The collection of spells, were often written on papyrus, a paper like material made from a plant of the same name. The owner of this papyrus is called Ramose, the supervisor of royal archives. The illustrations are particularly vivid, some covered in gold.