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Book of the Dead Facsimile Edition

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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, 2007

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Roll description compiled by the publisher.

Libro dei Morti

Modena: Il Bulino, edizioni d'arte, 2007

  • Limited Edition: 10 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Book of the Dead: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

The facsimile edition of 7 copies was commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Culture: the first copy was donated to the new Library of Alexandria, Egypt, by the Italian government; six copies were reserved for national and foreign institutions that cooperated to the edition; other three copies belong to the archives of the publisher.

The edition was digitally printed on a specific paper in 4 fragments that were then connected to each other.


Binding cloth that allowed to roll up the papyrus and preserve it in a special case.

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