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That makes it one of only seven such manuscripts to have survived to the present day—and the only one on leather; the other six are on papyrus.While leather was considered a more prestigious material, making it the ideal choice for a religious text, it is much less durable and highly susceptible to damage from Egypt’s dry climate.If we knew the precise length of reign for every Egyptian king, chronology would be no problem.However, we do not even know the number of kings for all periods, and there is also the possibility that reigns overlapped by coregency or in times of political disunity.As he told Discovery News, “It suggests that several segments of the composition were probably not the creation of Hermopolitan theologians, but had rather longer history of transmission before they were chosen to be used as coffin decorations.” The newly found manuscript is a few inches longer than the previous record-holder, an 8-foot long, 2,400-year-old, prenuptial agreement, written on papyrus, which detailed the financial agreements between the families of a soon-to-be-married couple.

All living organic materials contain Carbon-14 atoms in a constant number.In the archaeology of part-literate societies, dating may be said to operate on two levels: the absolute exactness found in political history or 'history event-by-event', and the less precise or relative chronology, as found in social and economic history, where life can be seen to change with less precision over time.The contrast might also be drawn between two 'dimensions', the historical, and the archaeological, corresponding roughly to the short-term and long-term history envisaged by Fernand Braudel.In fact, the manuscript didn’t escape unscathed, and Sherbiny had to painstakingly assemble sections of the manuscript that were in tatters.Among the illustrations on the scroll are sections of an early Egyptian funerary text or “coffin text,” known as “The Book of Two Ways,” which served as spiritual map of the underworld, with up to 100 different spells to aide the departed in the afterlife, protect them from supernatural beings and help ensure eternal life.

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