Monday, December 15, 2008

Who used it? The Book of the Dead not the toilet!

Ancient Egyptians used it during the afterlife, they'd have to buy the expensive scrolls and have them personallized. Personallized with there names or a picture of the deceased.

Now who was the smart guy that made this book

Scribes were involed in making the Book of the Dead, they used papyrus, oblong palette with two round holes for cakes of solid red and black ink,long groove, to hold their reeded pens. They also had a small pot for water used for wet ink, a knife for trimming the sheets of papyrus and a stone for a smoothing surfaces.

Design is what im talking about!

Passion is the fashion well maybe not back then..have you seen their clothes!? Well when I say design I mean the Book of the Dead's design or what it looks like, it has nothing to do with fashion or clothing. It has several pieces of papyrus that was joined together. Most full verions were about 90 ft long!! WOW.(FACT: papyrus is Egyptian paper, and we got the name paper from the Egyptians papyrus) Now it was written in all hieroglypics, designed with chapters and a bunch of pictures.

Friday, December 12, 2008

How did the book of the dead have impact on people?

Some chapters were spells that priest used during people's mummification and funerals(how sad...teardrop) But the rest was a guide to survival in the harsh afterlife; the Book of the Dead promises to reveal the secrets of the underworld. Oohhh Ahhh! It helped guide men and women through terrifying problems. Such as monsters and goblins that could control them, tricks, riddles, and games. But the most important part was the "Negative Confession" which was pretty much the weighing of the heart. But first they had their little paper of sins they had to read for judgement( guess you get judge every where these days) There were two ways to go after the judgement 1. If you failed the weighing of the heart than BAM this nasty little goblin creature comes and eats your heart and then...your gone. But hey there's always a good thing for something bad right..? the answer is YES!! If you had success then you'd be able to live in the afterlife and be able to use the Book of the Dead and it's crazy spells to turn themselves into birds and visit the world of living by day... kinda creepy you could be looking out the window looking at a pretty bird and it could be your GRANDMA!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Up close and personal with yours truly the Book of the Dead

Now what does this 3-D item contain?
The Book of the Dead is a modern name for a collection of spells(200 to be correct) that the Ancient Egyptians called "The Spells for Going Out by Day". It also contained a butt-load of chapters..190 at the least!!

Who was the person who used the Book of the Dead during mummification?

What are three things you learned about the Book of The Dead?

What are areas of strength in this blog?

Whats is an area of improvement for this blog?