36/50.- Luxor, Valley of the Kings, inside a tomb, hieroglyphics


Here you can see part of the texts on a corridor of one of the tombs. These texts are from the book of the dead, the book of the gates and the book of the underworld.

Egyptians believed that Amon (the god of gods) crossed the Valley of the Kings every night on a boat. The pharaohs had to know the sacred texts by heart, in order to get on these boat. Amon then brought them to Osiris, the god of the death, who judged them. If they passed the trial, they were brought on a second boat to the East, where they lived in happiness for ever after.

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