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Beka's Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead was a funerary text which was important in the ancient Egyptian religion. The book was a collection of texts and spells meant to assist the deceased's journey through the Duat.

In 48 BCE, the Medjay Bayek of Siwa chose to retrieve a Book of the Dead that bandits had stolen from an old man, Beka, in Yamu. Unfortunately, the man died of natural causes before Bayek could return the book; thus, the Medjay laid it near Beka's body, awaiting mummification at the Temple of Sekhmet.[1]

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  • Contrary to most pop culture depictions (such as in 1999's The Mummy), there is no one "definitive" Book of the Dead. Each one is customized for each individual person.

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