Papyrus scroll of the saitic period (700-525 BC).
It is a funerary ritual concerning the wandering of the soul in the other world.
The Art of the Book
Champollion called it Funerary ritual, before Lepsius gave it the current title, Book of the Dead.
Hieroglyphical red writing, in columns; black pictures are in the upper decoration; 6 main pictures are inserted within the text which is formed by 165 chapters. The text is the most complete one ever discovered.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Book of the Dead": Libro dei Morti facsimile edition, published by Il Bulino, edizioni d'arte