Archaeologists discovered a new papyrus of Egyptian Book of the Dead

Enlarge / Sample illustration from an Egyptian Book of the Dead—not the newly discovered papyrus—depicting the “weighing of the heart.”Public domain

Archaeologists have confirmed that a papyrus scroll discovered at the Saqquara necropolis site near Cairo last year does indeed contain texts from the Egyptian Book of the Dead—the first time a complete papyrus has been found in a century, according to Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt. The scroll has been dubbed the “Waziri papyrus.” It is currently being translated into Arabic.

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