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  • Planet guide inside a holidaymaker's hand-luggage, it provided the deceased with a detailed and invaluable guide to what the Egyptians called the duat: the landscape of the underworld.

    The Guardian World News

  • The star hid for 70 days, and now it has returned from the duat underworld to bring welfare to the land and to allow its people to bury their dead.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Very pale, and walking unsteadily, she emerged from the darkness of the duat.

    The War of the Crowns

  • For thirty years its coward spleen it kept, Till in the duat the mighty Genius slept; Then stunk and fretted in expiring snuff, And blink'd at JOHNSON with its last poor puff. '

    Life Of Johnson

  • If the ba had little option at night but to twiddle its thumbs and wait for dawn, then the ka, the eternal spirit of a person, could embark on a journey of its own, following the sun on its night-time journey through the duat, travelling from the west, the realm of darkness, towards the east, the realm of dawn and of resurrection.

    The Guardian World News

  • As in a dream, so in the duat: the topography is never something constant.

    The Guardian World News

  • Come the moment of truth for a soul after its lengthy journey through the duat, when its heart would be weighed on a set of scales against a feather, all that was required to stop the heart from sinking and being swallowed by a terrifying monster a crocodile-headed compound of a lion and a hippopotamus named the Devourer was the requisite magic.

    The Guardian World News

  • ‘The queen’s soul is immersed in the duat, the starry matrix where the many forms of life are ceaselessly born,’ explained the High Priestess.

    The War of the Crowns


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