Book: The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings By E. A. Wallis Budge

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Pages (PDF): 114
Publication Date: 1909

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This book has text and analysis of a key Egyptian ritual which was performed when preparing the corpse of a pharaoh for mummification. This is known as the "Book of the Opening of the Mouth". The ritual consisted of offering a long sequence of foodstuffs, beverages, cosmetics and other consumables, along with a litany recited by the priests. This text was also painted on the walls of the royal tomb.