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Evan's trip to the underworld

A major exhibition opens at the British Museum later this week and is dedicated to the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. It is less a book, than a combination of spells and charms designed to guide the dead through the dangers of the underworld. John Davis, Assistant Keeper at the Museum, took Evan Davis on a journey to the underworld.

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