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Qenna was the name of a merchant in Ancient Egypt.[1] Qenna's tomb contained the Papyrus of Qenna, a part of the Book of the Dead.[1]

The papyrus is in the collection of the Royal Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, and is about 50 ft long.[2] The papyrus includes spell 151 which refers to embalming.[3]


  1. ^ a b Wallis Budge, translator. The Book of the Dead, English translation published 1901, Google Books edition
  2. ^ E. A. Wallis Budge, Book of the Dead, Kessinger Publishing, 2003, p 217 Google Books
  3. ^ Jan Assmann, Death and salvation in ancient Egypt, Cornell University Press, 2005, p 432 n 53 Google Books