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Safa shook her head and said, "Everyone does. Present company excepted. The Book of the Dead was never a book, but a loose series of texts written by hundreds of different priests over the course of a thousand years."

"I've heard about it," Paz said. "What was it for? Sounds ominous."

"Anything with 'dead' in the name sounds ominous," Barry agreed.

"It actually is not as bad as it sounds," Safa said. "In fact, the Book of the Dead was quite good. The spells and prayers found among its many pages, and many versions of those pages, are meant to help the dead's traverse into and through the afterlife."

"Any idea who was responsible for making the scroll then taking it back to Egypt and hiding it in the temple?&quo...

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