Book of the Dead (detail)

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Mark Cartwright
published on 28 June 2012
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A detail from a Book of the Dead, on papyrus showing hieratic writing of Hornefer, Ptolemaic Period, provenance unknown. (Museo Castello Sforzesco, Milan)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, June 28). Book of the Dead (detail). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Book of the Dead (detail)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 28, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Book of the Dead (detail)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 28 Jun 2012. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

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