The Book of the Dead

When Tuesday, April 9, 2019
10:00am to 11:45am
Where The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center
Ball State University
400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
What Education - history
Cost No Charge- Reservations Required
Ages 18+
The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

This DVD, produced by the History channel, will discuss one of the oldest documents in Western Civilization.  The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a collection of spells which enable the soul of the deceased to navigate the afterlife. It originated from concepts depicted in tomb paintings and inscriptions from as early as the Third Dynasty of Egypt (c. 2670 - 2613 BCE). By the 12th Dynasty (1991 - 1802 BCE) these spells, with accompanying illustrations, were written on papyrus and placed in tombs and graves with the dead.