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A unique find: a 16-meter papyrus with texts from the Book of the Dead

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Petar Gramatikov
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Dr. Petar Gramatikov is the Editor in Chief and Director of The European Times. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Reporters. Dr. Gramatikov has more than 20 years of Academic experience in different institutions for higher education in Bulgaria. He also examined lectures, related to theoretical problems involved in the application of international law in religious law where a special focus has been given to the legal framework of New Religious Movements, freedom of religion and self-determination, and State-Church relations for plural-ethnic states. In addition to his professional and academic experience, Dr. Gramatikov has more than 10 years Media experience where he hold a positions as Editor of a tourism quarterly periodical “Club Orpheus” magazine – “ORPHEUS CLUB Wellness” PLC, Plovdiv; Consultant and author of religious lectures for the specialized rubric for deaf people at the Bulgarian National Television and has been Accredited as a journalist from “Help the Needy” Public Newspaper at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

An intact 16-meter-long ancient papyrus scroll was discovered in Egypt – the first find of its kind in the last century, the Egypt Independent reports.

The discovery was made in the archaeological zone of a settlement 25 km south of Cairo, where the ancient necropolis of the capital of the Old Kingdom, the city of Memphis, is located.

The papyrus contains texts from the Book of the Dead.

Earlier in the course of excavations in Egypt, a group of scientists from the Institute of Archeology of the Czech Republic discovered a cache of embalming materials from the 26th dynasty of Egyptian pharaohs (685-525 BC)

  At first, scientists thought the ancient scroll was only nine meters long, but after it was fully restored and translated, it became clear that it was actually 16 meters long, reports Arkeonews. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced the discovery of the papyrus on Archaeologist’s Day. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities celebrates the Day of Egyptian Archaeologists on January 14.

Waziri added that the papyrus was restored at the laboratory of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and was given the name “Waziri Papyrus”.

This papyrus is the first papyrus ever found by an Egyptian and is named after an Egyptian.

A papyrus containing texts from the pharaoh’s “Book of the Dead” was found in one of the 250 tombs at Saqqara. The Books of the Dead is a funerary text from Ancient Egypt containing declarations and incantations to assist the dead in the afterlife.

Waziri added that the papyrus, which will be exhibited at the opening of the Great Egyptian Museum.

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