Sons of Horus

Osiris with Nephthys and Isis. Photograph by on Bodsworth

Deities of the underworld in the New Kingdom

This article looks at the most important scene in a funerary text that the Egyptians called the Book of Going Forth by Day, better known today as the Book of the Dead. It consists of a series of spells to help the deceased tackle the challenges of the Afterlife. The subject of this article is the vignette (illustration) accompanying Spell 125, the scene in the Court of Judgment [more…]