Ancient Egypt 2675-332 B.c.e.: Religion - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Anonymous, Amduat (c. 1493 B.C.E.)—"What is in the Underworld," a description of the afterlife first found in the tombs of kings beginning with Thuthmosis I, is one of a series of underworld books composed in the New Kingdom.

Anonymous, Book of Caverns (c. 1292 B.C.E.)—This work is one of a number of descriptions of the underworld composed for the use of kings in the Ramesside Period (1292–1075 B.C.E.).

Anonymous, Book of the Dead (c. 1539 B.C.E.)—Called in Egyptian, the "Book of Going Forth by Day," these texts written on papyrus became popular in the New Kingdom and in the Late Period as guides to the afterlife. They are included in tombs for the use of the deceased.

Anonymous, Book of Gates (c. 1322 B.C...

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