pBarcelona E-615: Unveiling a New Source of the Book of the Twelve Caverns

  1. Daniel Miguel Méndez Rodríguez
Trabajos de Egiptología=Papers on Ancient Egypt

ISSN: 1695-4750

Year of publication: 2015

Issue: 6

Pages: 71-106

Type: Article

DOI: 10.25145/J.TDE.2015.06.05 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openRIULL editor

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The study of pBarcelona E-615, whose textual content has been unpublished until now, is the main purpose of this article. The papyrus is kept in the collection of the Museu Egipci of the Catalonian city. It is one of the relative few examples on papyrus of the Book of the Twelve Caverns. This spell is a religious composition belonging to the Books of the Netherworld, previously known as Naville’s chapter 168 of the Book of the Dead or Book of Going Forth by Day. The identification of the content allows suggesting several inferences about the composition in general and about the manuscript in particular