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2670 BCE - 2613 BCE: Concepts later included in Book of the Dead inscribed in tombs of Third Dynasty of Egypt.
1991 BCE - 1802 BCE: The Egyptian Book of the Dead written on papyrus and included in tombs of the 12th Dynasty of Egypt.
1600 BCE: Spells of The Egyptian Book of the Dead divided into chapters.
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: The Egyptian Book of the Dead printed on demand throughout Egypt; book is a best-seller from period of the New Kingdom onwards.
650 BCE: Text of The Egyptian Book of the Dead fixed at 190 Spells.
323 BCE - 30 BCE: The Egyptian Book of the Dead continues in popular use through the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the last to rule Egypt before the coming of Rome.