“Valuable Discovery,” circa Early July 1835

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[front cover] Valuable Discovery of hiden reccords that have been obtained from the ancient buring place of the Egyptians
Joseph Smith Jr.
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The above were taken from beneath the figures of two persons— one the appearance of a male and the other a femaul [female]. [column break]
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The above was taken from beneath figures like the first, standing a little to the left, and a little below. [p. 1]
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, Katamin, Princess, daughter of On-i-tas -[Pharaoh King]- of Egypt, who <​began to​> reigned in the year of the world 2962.
Katumin was born in the 30th year of the reign of her father, and died when she was 28 years old, which was the year 3020.
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