Birch, Samuel   [Hrsg.]
Catalogue of the collection of Egyptian antiquities at Alnwick Castle — London, 1880

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"West, great god, lord of Abutu [Abydos], to Sekar Osiris [Socharis], Osiris
who is in the midst of Apu [Panopolis], to Horus, the supporter of his
father, Osiris, who is in the midst of Apu [Panopolis], to Isis, the great mother-
goddess, who is in the midst of Apu [Panopolis], to Anupu [Anubis], lord
of Tasar [a region of Hades], who give light in heaven from Pa, abundance
on earth from Seb, who give sepulchral meals of bread and beer, oxen, geese,
incense, wax, food and grain, all good and pure things given by heaven,
produced by earth, brought by the Nile from his gate, a good record for

ever, not to......for ever, to go in and come out of Karneter [Hades] not to

be turned away from the gates of the doorway, to be addressed......before the

lord of ages, to receive the cakes [placed] before Osiris [to have] a good

burial in the hill of the West, make all the transformations, to have her

heart in the place where the great god is, to the sistrum player of Osiris, who

dwells in the West, Takhratankh, justified, daughter of Ameneman......of the

city of Apu [Panopolis], born of the lady of a house Mertefru, who says, Oh
Ani, oh courser, in his chamber make thou my soul to come to me in every
place where it is. My soul is safe, I have come to it in all the places in
which it is, the eye of Horus has found thee, it has stood on thee, like the
watching forces, not reposing in An [Heliopolis], the land of Annu. I do not
approach the soul to the spirit with my body. Oh gods, leading along the
boat of the lord of millions of years, whose hands are full, having the hearts,
leading above to the gateway, lead ye the soul of the Osiris Takhratankh."

The latter part of this inscription is the text of the 89th chapter of the
Ritual, or at least of a portion of it. This chapter called that of making the
soul visit the body in Karneter or Hades, often occurs on the wooden coffins,
with a representation of the soul descending, holding an emblem of life, to the
body laid on its bier. Sometimes the mummy on its bier is seen alone, or has
the four jars for the viscera, or so-called Canopic vases, placed under it. The
rubric says "if this chapter is known, the body does not decay and the soul
is not confined in the body for a million of times." 2 ft. 3 in. long, 1 ft. 41 in.
wide. Calcareous stone.

1975. Sepulchral tablet, hutu, with rounded top, above the Hut or winged
disk, with drooping wings. On the left Pa, hawk-headed, wearing the solar disk,
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