The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A guidebook for the underworld

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A guidebook for the underworld

Ancient Egyptians believed that in order to become immortal after death, a spirit must first pass through the underworld — a realm of vast caverns, lakes of fire, and magical gates. Needless to say, one needed to come prepared. But how? Tejal Gala describes an Egyptian "Book of the Dead" — a customized magic scroll written by the living to promote a smooth passage to the afterlife when they died.

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A better method of suggesting tribes for submissions?

A better method of suggesting tribes for submissions?

<p>Hey guys, I don’t mean to complain, but has anyone noticed that when you submit a snap, the suggested tribes seem a little… off?</p>

<p>For instance, I’m about to publish "<a href="http://www.tor.com/2016/10/26/9-horrifying-books-that-arent-shelved-as-horror/&quot; title="" target="_blank"><strong>9 Horrifying Books That Aren’t Shelved as Horror</strong></a>". You’d think that <a href="/t/Books" target="_blank">/t/Books</a> would be a sure bet for the suggested tribes list, what with "Books" being right here in the title, and the fact that this is a Tor.com article. Same with my own <a href="/t/Horror" target="_blank">/t/Horror</a>: "horror" and "horrifying" are right there in the headline, the word "horror" turns up twice in the opening paragraph, and, well, the whole article is about horror books, is what I’m saying.</p>

<p>But the suggested tribes are:</p>

<ul><li><a href="/t/reviews" target="_blank">/t/reviews</a> 3 active members and 68 snap(s)</li>
<li><a href="/t/calligraphy" target="_blank">/t/calligraphy</a> 9 active members and 12 snap(s)</li>
<li><a href="/t/funerals" target="_blank">/t/funerals</a> 0 active members and 14 snap(s) Available – no founder</li>
<li><a href="/t/bookstores" target="_blank">/t/bookstores</a> 12 active members and 222 snap(s)</li>
<li><a href="/t/history" target="_blank">/t/history</a> 1484 active members and 6826 snap(s)</li>
<li><a href="/t/comiccovers" target="_blank">/t/comiccovers</a> 6 active members and 19 snap(s)</li>
<li><a href="/t/cyberpunk" target="_blank">/t/cyberpunk</a> 16 active members and 19 snap(s)</li>
<li><a href="/t/reading" target="_blank">/t/reading</a> 34 active members and 674 snap(s)</li>
<li><a href="/t/romancebooks" target="_blank">/t/romancebooks</a> 4 active members and 24 snap(s)</li>
<li><a href="/t/fiction" target="_blank">/t/fiction</a> 10 active members and 72 snap(s)</li>
</ul>

<p>I have nothing against any of these tribes, and "reading" and "fiction" are actually good bets. But <a href="/t/Cyberpunk" target="_blank">/t/Cyberpunk</a>, or <a href="/t/Calligraphy" target="_blank">/t/Calligraphy</a>? And <a href="/t/ComicCovers" target="_blank">/t/ComicCovers</a>, when the word "comic" doesn’t appear once? </p>

<p>Let’s not forget <a href="/t/Funerals" target="_blank">/t/Funerals</a>, with its 0 active members and no founder!</p>

<p>It just seems like maybe the suggested tribes could use a little work. Right now, it all seems kind of random.</p>

<p>Like I said, I don’t mean to complain. I’m not trying to spoil anyone’s Halloween. It’s just been bothering me for a while and I finally remembered to mention it. :)</p>

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