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Fragments of the Book of the Dead, half a world away, are stitched together – News


Covered with hieroglyphs from a torn 2,300-year-old mummy wrapping Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead — Digitally reunited with stripped, long-lost works.

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, cataloged a single segment of digital images into an open source online database and then stitched together two pieces of linen. A historian at the Getty Institute in Los Angeles, who saw the image, quickly realized that the Institute had shroud fragments that harmonize with the New Zealand segment like pieces of a puzzle.

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