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The Book of the Dead was a virtual representation of one of Bayek's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.


An old man's cherished Book of the Dead has been ripped from his grasp. Bayek determines to reclaim it from the bandits responsible for the theft.


As Bayek was wandering around Yamu, he heard an old man asking for his Book of the Dead.

  • Beka: My Isesu... I will never see her again. Has anyone seen my Book of the Dead?
    Without it, my spirit cannot follow my wife's to the Field of Reeds.
    No one can help me! No one has seen my Book!

Bayek approached the old man.

  • Beka: Have you seen my Book of the Dead in your travels, Medjay? I went all the way to Memphis to buy it!
  • Bayek: No. How was it lost?
  • Beka: Bandits. They came from the dunes nearby. When their leader saw how I cared for the Book, he wrenched it from me. I thought my heart would stop!
  • Bayek: I can help. I do not fear them.
  • Beka: I have been praying for someone like you. That Book will unite me with my wife's spirit!

A lady approached them.

  • Daughter: There you are, Father! We are going home.
  • Beka: But this Medjay is helping me!
  • Daughter: Oh yes, you are going to find his book? If by some miracle you do, thank you.

Beka's daughter leading her father home

The woman led her father away. Bayek followed them.

  • Bayek: Did you hear where the bandits meant to go?
  • Beka: Oh, I... The leader told the others to meet him at the Necropolis... I think.
  • Daughter: We live nearby.
  • Beka: I am not going home until I--
  • Daughter: Father, the Book is gone. You will find Mother in the Field of Reeds without it. I promise.
  • Beka: That warrior will find the Book!
  • Daughter: Yes, yes. He will find it.

Bayek made his way to the Necropolis hideout, south of Yamu, in Iment Nome. He eliminated the bandits at the hideout and entered, finding the Book on top of a vase.

  • Bayek: Here's the Book of the Dead. Beka will be pleased. Now to return the Book to the old man.

There was a letter in the hideout, too.

  • (Hideout Letter):
    Mobare, I am sending a parcel your way. It contains dozens of books of the dead that we've stolen. You are to find their owners and demand a high price to have them returned, but do it discreetly. We don't want the Temple priests finding out about this.

Before he could reach Yamu, a bandit appeared in an attempt to stop Bayek.

  • Bandit: Thought you could steal from me?
  • Bayek:: Is it stealing if you rob a thief?
  • Bandit: I took it for my father!

Bayek learning of Beka's death

Bayek killed the bandit and returned to Beka's house. He found the old man's daughter weeping.

  • Daughter: (sobbing)
  • Bayek: Has your father left us?
  • Daughter: His good life is over. He was too weak to live 'til your return.
  • Bayek: May he be conducted in peace.
  • Daughter: He was in despair that his ka would not join my mother's.
  • Bayek: Where is his body? It is not too late.
  • Daughter: You are a blessing from the gods! He receives the rites in the small temple.

Bayek finding Beka's body

Bayek made his way to the mummification temple. He discovered Beka's body and placed the book beside him.

  • Bayek: Old man, your Book. May it guide you to your wife's side.


Bayek recovered the Book for the Dead for Beka. Though the old man did not live to see it returned to him, Bayek fulfilled his promise to him and placed the book by his body, hoping that it would reunite Beka and his wife in the Field of Reeds.


Assassin's Creed: Origins memories
Main Quests
The Heron Assassination - Homecoming - The Oasis - The False Oracle - May Amun Walk Beside You - Aya - Gennadios the Phylakitai - End of the Snake - Egypt's Medjay - The Scarab's Sting - The Scarab's Lies - Pompeius Magnus - The Hyena - The Lizard's Mask - The Lizard's Face - The Crocodile's Scales - The Crocodile's Jaws - Way of the Gabiniani - Aya: Blade of the Goddess - The Battle of the Nile - The Aftermath - The Final Weighing - Last of the Medjay - Fall of an Empire, Rise of Another - Birth of the Creed
Side Quests
A Gift from the Gods - Incoming Threat - Here Comes a New Challenger - Phylakes' Prey - Lights Among the Dunes - Secrets of the First Pyramids
Gear Up - Family Reunion - Water Rats - Hideaway - Striking the Anvil - The Healer - Prisoners in the Temple - Bayek's Promise
Lake Mareotis
Hidden Tax - The Book of the Dead - Ambush in the Temple - Ulterior Votive - Lady of Slaughter - Birthright - Taste of her Sting
The Accidental Philosopher - The Last Bodyguard - Higher Education - Serapis Unites - A Tithe By Any Other Name - The Shifty Scribe - The Odyssey - Wrath of the Poets - Symposiasts - Phylakitai in the Eye - Cat's Cradle
Old Times - Wild Ride - Blue Hooligans - The Weasel - The Hungry River
Sap-Meh Nome
In Protest - Thick Skin - Fair Trade
Sapi-Res Nome
Conflicts of Interest - Smoke Over Water - All Eyes on Us - Lost Happiness - Abuse of Power - The Tax Master - The Ostrich - New Kid in Town - Worker's Lament - The Old Library
The Planetarium - Precious Bonds - What's Yours Is Mine - A Gift from the Gods
A Dream of Ashes - Blood in the Water - Odor Most Foul - Children of the Streets - Taimhotep's Song - The Baker's Dilemma - Mortem Romanum
Saqqara Nome
Rites of Anubis - First Blood - When Night Falls - A Rebel Alliance
Murder in the Temple - Feeding Faiyum - Curse of Wadjet - Rebel Strike - The Bride - Sobek's Gold - Forging Siwa - The Sickness - Fires of Dionysias - Demons in the Desert
Faiyum Oasis
The Champion - The Man Beast - Sobek's Tears - The Jaws of Sobek - Bad Faith - Shadya's Rest - Fighting for Faiyum
Herakleion Nome
Recon Work - Loose Cargo - Reunion - Predator to Prey
Uab Nome
Seven Farmers
Atef-Pehu Nome
The Matriarch
Green Mountains
Unseeing Eyes - One Bad Apple - The Good Roman - Playing with Fire - Taking Liberty - Halo of the Huntress - Carpe Diem - Shadows of Apollo
His Secret Service
The Flea of Cyrene - The Lure of Glory - The Mousetrap - Founding Father - Pax Romana - Cat and Mouse - Absolute Power - Are You Not Entertained? - The Smugglers of Cyrene - Dead in the Water - My Brother for a Horse - Here Comes a New Challenger
Isolated Desert
Plight of the Rebels
Event Quests
Antique Trafficking - Control Nuisance - Lost and Found - Missing Worker - Stolen Goods
Ambush At Sea - Secrets of the First Pyramids
The Hidden Ones
Main Quests
The Hidden Ones - The Land of Turquoise - Where the Slaves Die - The Walls of the Ruler - The Setting Sun - No Chains Too Thick - Sic Semper Tyrannis - The Greater Good
Side Quests
Klysma Nome
Rise of Shaqilat - Howls of the Dead - The Ballad of Si-Mut and Gertha - The Killer Shadow - Shadows of the Scarab
Madiama Nome
Respect Thy Brother
Arsinoe Nome
Shards from a Star
The Curse of the Pharaohs
Main Quests
The Curse of the Pharaohs - No Honor Amongst Thebes - The Lady of Grace - Cleansing Rite - Something Rotten - Soured Libations - Aten Rising - The Heretic - Blood in the Water - The King of Kings - A Pharaoh's Shadow - A Pharaoh's Heart and Name - A Pharaoh's Hemset - A Pharaoh's Ka
Side Quests
The Theban Triad - Master of the Secret Things - Perchance to Dream
Theban Necropolis
Burnt Offerings - A Sister's Vow - Idol Hands - Drowned Tools - A Motherless Child - Unfair Trade
Thebes Nome
Crocodile Tears - National Treasures
Yebu Nome
Losers Weepers - Fish Out Of Water - Laid to Rest
Love or Duty
Gods or Creed - The Cat - The Ibis - The Hawk
Heb Sed
Follower or Leader
Shield or Blade - A Necessary Evil - Khepri's Amulet - The God's Spark