THE HOUSE OF LIFE
The House of Life was an ancient Egyptian knowledge hub: a place at the forefront of modern thinking where wisdom and learning was documented and kept safe for future generations. Jan Assman, the German Egyptologist tells us that it was “the center of cultural endeavor to preserve and ensure the ongoing progress of cosmic, political and social life”. First mentioned in royal decrees around 2200BC, later documents indicate that books copied and compiled at the House of Life also contained information on good health. Secret, magical writings were also said to have the power to renew and sustain life, and further the rebirth of Osiris at his annual festival.