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May 15, 2017

The Book of Thoth

A Mummy

The Book of Thoth is a name given to many ancient Egyptian texts which were supposedly to have been written by Thoth who was the Egyptian god of writing and material knowledge…they include many texts that were claimed to exist by ancient authors, and a magical book that appears in an Egyptian work of fiction…Thoth was the god of knowledge and many of these texts were claimed to be his writings…the Egyptian historian Manetho said that Thoth wrote over 35,000 books, making him quite prolific…some of the concepts espoused were not entirely accurate and some of the Egyptian authenticity was lost as the pages of history and time turned... they covered many subjects like hymns, rituals, temple construction, astrology, geography, and medicine…in the 1932 movie, ‘The Mummy’ starring Boris Karloff, there is mention of the Scroll of Thoth but no such document ever existed and was merely invented by the moviemakers.