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Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco–Roman–period papyrus—the Book of the Faiyum—that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. This will be the first time in more than 150 years that the manuscript, which was divided up for sale in the 19th century, will be reunited.

Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco–Roman–period papyrus—the Book of the Faiyum—that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. This will be the first time in more than 150 years that the manuscript, which was divided up for sale in the 19th century, will be reunited.

Chapter 17 from the Egyptian Book of the Dead of Ani, 19th Dynasty (c.1250 BC), Thebes, Egypt. British Museum (EA  10470,7)

Chapter 17 from the Egyptian Book of the Dead of Ani, 19th Dynasty (c.1250 BC), Thebes, Egypt. British Museum (EA 10470,7)

Detail of Tutankhamun's ceremonial chariot. The falcon Horus wears the solar disk on which is engraved the winged scarab, symbol of the rising sun and resurrection and a sun,( Amarna period), giver of life (hieroglyph: The Key of Life)

Detail of Tutankhamun's ceremonial chariot. The falcon Horus wears the solar disk on which is engraved the winged scarab, symbol of the rising sun and resurrection and a sun,( Amarna period), giver of life (hieroglyph: The Key of Life)

Egyptian heart scarab (1492-1473 BC) - funerary piece inscribed with part of the Book of the Dead

Egyptian heart scarab (1492-1473 BC) - funerary piece inscribed with part of the Book of the Dead

Papyrus Book of the Dead fragment circa 320 BCE Ptolemaic Period Egypt; Africa

Papyrus Book of the Dead fragment circa 320 BCE Ptolemaic Period Egypt; Africa

Cosmetic tray with sphinx                                                                                      Period:                                        Iron Age                                                          Date:                                        ca. 6th–5th century B.C.                                                          Geography:                                        Egypt or Iran

Cosmetic tray with sphinx Period: Iron Age Date: ca. 6th–5th century B.C. Geography: Egypt or Iran

Book of the Dead of Tarnudj ,Ptolemaic Period.

Book of the Dead of Tarnudj ,Ptolemaic Period.

Sheet of papyrus written in black ink with fifteen lines of hieratic script consisting of a chapter from the Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian, 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, c.1069-945 BC

Sheet of papyrus written in black ink with fifteen lines of hieratic script consisting of a chapter from the Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian, 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, c.1069-945 BC

Polychrome papyrus fragment depicting a scene from the Book of the Dead.  Egypt, New Kingdom, XVIIIth or XIXth Dynasty, 1550-1070 B.C.

Polychrome papyrus fragment depicting a scene from the Book of the Dead. Egypt, New Kingdom, XVIIIth or XIXth Dynasty, 1550-1070 B.C.