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Play revived using mummy extracts
An Egyptian mummy contained the ancient text
A Greek play believed lost when the Library of Alexandria is said to have burnt down in 48 BC is to be revived after fragments of text were found in an Egyptian mummy.
Papyrus inscribed with excerpts of Aeschylus's Trojan War trilogy Achilles were found by archaeologists.
"Along the shore the cloud waves breaks, The twin suns sink behind the lake, The shadows lengthen in Carcosa.
Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies, But stranger still is Lost Carcosa.
Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa.
Song of my soul, my voice is dead, Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa."
Cassilda's Song in The King in Yellow. Act I. Scene 2