HISTORY OF THE BOOKS
"Known colloquially as "the Black Book”, the Book of the Dead contained ancient spells and incantations that could resurrect the dead and can summon the Warriors of the Book (Ghost Warriors). In the late 3000's B.C. King Ramusan protected the Book of the Dead in the Treasure Chamber in his palace to keep it safe form anyone taking it. Two thousand years later to keep it safe from interference from unworthy men, the ancient Egyptians kept the Book inside a statue of Anubis at Hamunaptra, where it was declared forbidden to use."
“I believe you need a key to open that Book.”
–Evelyn Carnahan to Dr. Chamberlin on his discovery, The Mummy
The Book of the Dead was an ancient volume that was held in such reverence for the ancient Egyptians that to speak of it was blasphemy, and so was kept stowed away from any interference in the necropolis Hamunaptra; the Book of the Dead contained the spells and incantations needed to bring the deceased back to life as well as to perform other rituals and summoning the Warriors of the Book (Ghost Warriors), such as the separation of Alex O'Connell and the Manacle of Osiris and the deterioration of the undead.
A heavy tome made of pure obsidian with golden hinges, the Book of the Dead could only be opened by the use of a puzzle-box-like object that would fit directly onto an emblem on the cover, in the late 3000's to read from the Book you needed the Eye of Gods Medallion and the Book of the Dead didn't need the puzzle box to open it. Its counterpart, the Book of Amun-Ra, known as the "Book of the Living", was opened using the same puzzle box and contained the reverse incantations to the Book of the Dead.
The Book of the Dead -
Comes in a dark grey/black finish with bronze accents and hinged which allows you to open it and reveal it's life-giving, sometimes apocalyptic secrets or keep it closed and keep the world safe.
It also comes with a separate "Key" element that is also magnetic and can be inserted into the lock on the front of the book.
The Book of the Living -
Comes in a beautiful antique gold finish with dark gold accents and hinged with a magnetic element which allows you to open it and reveal it's life-sucking powers. Be careful you don't get the two mixed up...that'd be unfortunate!
Measuring in at a whopping 2.5 inches long and 1.75 inches wide each these pins will certainly be noticed no matter where you pin them to!
The Book of the Living comes in an Antique Gold finish while the Book of the Dead comes in a soft enamel finish to really bring out the details in the cover and on the inside.
Both pins also come with a magnetic "key", that can be inserted into the lock on the front of each book cover, giving the illusion of the key turning in the lock of each book.
Both come with a special edition backing card that is inspired and based off of the chests that the Books are entombed within in The Mummy.
Both also come with logo stamps on the back of each book - Jenna Craig Design and Atomic Pins