The Instructions of Ani are a written record of how the living should bless the dead and read:

Libate for you father and mother,
Who are resting in the desert valley.
When the gods witness your action,
They will say: 'Accepted'.[1]


  1. Rosalind, M. and Janssen, J.J. (1996) Getting Old in Ancient Egypt London: Rubicon Press.

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