A ps to my post the other evening about The Mummy exhibition in Brisbane:

I flicked open this morning’s papers to find a front page story that famous Egyptologist John Taylor, who is in Brisbane for the exhibition’s opening, has discovered a piece of burial scroll of one of Egypt’s biggest names, amongst Queensland Museum’s holdings!

Apparently, the scrap of papyrus belongs to the Book of the Dead – a burial scroll laden with spells – that was written for the 15th-century BC chief builder Amenhotep, Egypt’s top builder during the construction of Karnak temple. The papyrus was donated in 1913 by an unknown woman.

You can read the full story in today’s Australian here: