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Coffin Texts (wikipedia.org)
21 points by benbreen on Dec 21, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments



Part of me, upon seeing the title, wanted this to be an updated version of the Safety Coffin¹.

¹https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_coffin


There are some interesting parallels between these two artifacts. Both were made in the hope of aiding the dead in the afterlife -- in a spiritual sense in ancient Egypt, and in a much more literal sense in the 18th century.


For whatever reason you reminded me of coffin torpedoes.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/coffin-torpedos


I was imagining a collection of books inside the coffin, just in case the dearly departed became restless inside there.




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