Learn about the The Papyrus of Ani and more
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Here, we share our spiritual beliefs and practices rooted in ancient African/Khemetic traditions. Our holy books and hieroglyphics hold profound wisdom and teachings that have been passed down for centuries. By exploring our faith and texts, you will gain a deeper understanding of our spiritual community and the ways in which we connect with the divine.
The Papyrus of Ani
Sacred texts and literature: The Papyrus of Ani which the text of the 42 Negative Confessions is transcribed. Believed to date back to around the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt, which was around 1550-1292 BC. The confessions were inscribed on the walls of tombs and temples and were used as part of the funerary rituals for the deceased. The 42 Negative Confessions are part of the Coffin Texts and the Book of the Dead, two collections of funerary texts that were used in ancient Egypt to guide the deceased through the afterlife and ensure their safe passage to the realm of the dead.
The Ebers Papyrus
The Ebers Papyrus is an ancient Egyptian medical text that dates back to around 1550 BCE, during the New Kingdom period. It is one of the oldest and most important medical papyri discovered to date, and contains over 800 remedies and treatments for a wide range of illnesses and diseases, including descriptions of various medical conditions, their causes, symptoms, and treatments.
The medical treatments described in the Ebers Papyrus include the use of natural substances such as plants, minerals, and animal products, as well as surgeries, incantations, and other forms of medical intervention.
The text provides valuable insights into the medical practices and beliefs of ancient Egyptians, and is considered to be a valuable resource for researchers studying the history of medicine.
Where did it get its name?
The Ebers Papyrus is named after the German Egyptologist Georg Ebers, who purchased the papyrus in 1872. The papyrus is over 20 meters long and contains 110 pages of hieratic script written in black ink on both sides. It is currently housed in the library of the University of Leipzig in Germany.
did you know?
The 10 commandments in the Bible and the 42 negative confessions in ancient Egyptian religion share a similar concept of moral laws. The 42 negative confessions were a list of sins against the god Maat, while the 10 commandments were given to Moses by God and cover issues such as honoring parents and not committing adultery. Both sets of laws provide guidance on how to live a righteous life and were important in their respective religions.