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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

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The Ancient Egyptians continue to fascinate people from all walks of life, and of all the knowledge we have of their culture, the rituals connected to death and the afterlife are the most compelling.

This stunning edition contains images of Ani’s Book of the Dead in its entirety, alongside the translation by Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge. The papyrus of Ani is an exquisite object, showing vignettes of Egyptian deities –foremost among them Osiris, god of the Afterlife and of the Underworld – combined with dense hieroglyphic text. This book sets the English translation alongside images of the scroll itself.

Mysterious, powerful, and moving, The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the oldest and most influential texts in all history. It is made up of a combination of prayers, spells and speeches that the ancient Egyptians buried with their dead, intended to aid the deceased on their 'journey' into the afterlife.

Synopsis:

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the oldest and most influential texts of all history. It is made up of a combination of prayers, spells and speeches intended to aid the dead on their ‘journey’ into the afterlife.

About the Author

Many examples of Egyptian funerary scrolls exist. The version used in this edition is that of the famous and well-preserved Papyrus of Ani, written around 1500 B.C. Ani was the Royal Scribe of Thebes, Overseer of the Granaries of the Lords of Abydos, and Scribe of the Offerings of the Lords of Thebes. As such, he was honored with a fine example of a funerary papyrus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780785828075
Author:
Budge, E A Wallis
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Author:
Budge, E. A. Wallis
Author:
Baldock, John
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
�Egyptian culture
Subject:
�pharohs
Subject:
Pyramids
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10 x 8.2 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » Egypt
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
Humanities » Mythology » Egyptian
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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