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Book of the Dead

[ bookuhvthuh-ded ]
/ ˈbʊk əv ðə ˈdɛd /
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noun
a collection of ancient Egyptian papyrus books, many with elaborate illustrations, each containing prayers, hymns, incantations, and formulas for the behavior of the souls of the dead.
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