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Book of Breathing
Part of the Book of Breathing, hieratic papyrus. From Egypt, probably from Thebes. Ptolemaic period, 323-30 BCE. Neues Museum, Berlin
The books were originally named The Letter for Breathing Which Isis Made for Her Brother Osiris, The First Letter for Breathing, and The Second Letter for Breathing. They appear in many varying copies, and scholars have often confused them with each other. Their titles use the word "breathing" as a metaphorical term for all the aspects of life that the deceased hoped to experience again in the afterlife. The texts exhort various Egyptian gods to accept the deceased into their company.