Dispute between a man and his Ba

The Dispute between a man and his BaDebate Between a Man and his SoulThe Debate Between a Man and his SoulGespräch eines Lebensmüden mit seiner Seele生活に疲れた者の魂との対話Беседа разочарованного со своим духомحوار بين رجل وروحهDisputa entre un hombre y su baDen livstrettes samtale med sin ba-åndDialogue du désespéré avec son bâRozhovor muže s vlastní dušíDisputa entre um Homem e sua AlmaDisputa entre un home i el seu baBir bezginin ruhu ile tartışmasıNusivylusiojo pasikalbėjimas su savo siela

Collection: Egyptian Museum of Berlin

Material: papyrus

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The Dispute between a man and his Ba or The Debate Between a Man and his Soul is an ancient Egyptian text dating to the Middle Kingdom about a man deeply unhappy with his life. It is part of the so-called Wisdom literature and takes the form of a dialogue between a man and his ba. The beginning of the text is missing, there are a number of lacunae, and translation of the remainder is difficult. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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