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Statue of the God Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, 1539-1292 BCE

Statue of the God Ptah-Sokar-Osiris.jpg

From the tomb of Hornedjitef

From the time of the 18th dynasty (c. 1539 to c. 1292 BCE), a rolled up copy of the Book of the Dead was put into a compartment in the base of the statue.

The god Osiris was considered to be the father of Horus.

Filer, Joyce, The Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy. New York- Oxford Univ. Press, 2003.

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