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Interesting, the many post-death manuals were for the living, as preparation for the deceased's bewildering encounter with the underworld (Duat), as well as the dead. It was believed that the family of the deceased could help the deceased through their understanding of these texts.

But, the use of Texts as decorations in tombs was limited to Pharaohs (who had a unique after-death journey), and the powerful. The "Pyramid Texts" were, originally only for Pharaohs.

Other classes got coffins, and these were usually decorated with spells, as well as excerpts from post-death guides.

The "Book of the Dead" is a later mix of spells and how-to's: an evolved collection from many sources, shaped by unknown editors/compilers, as most so-called "sacred scriptures" are. Its spells were used by all classes.

Alas, Budge, the despicable looter, stole the "Papyrus of Ani" from the Egyptians, cutting it into pieces to ship back to England. I am sure Anubis bites his head off daily.
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot

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