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The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Penguin Classics)by E. A. Wallis Budge
Synopses & Reviews
The most famous of all ancient Egyptian texts?with an introduction by one of the most celebrated Egyptologists of our time
AMONG THE MOST WIDELY read and studied of all ancient writings, The Egyptian Book of the Dead consists of funerary texts that ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. This astonishing array of spells, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, and words of power and prayers were all found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs, and painted on coffins, sarcophagi, and rolls of papyri.
About the Author
E . A. Wallis Budge (18571934) was the curator of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 until 1924. He was knighted in 1920 for his distinguished contributions to Egyptology.
John Romer is a widely published scholar of Middle Eastern archaeology, and is known to millions from his numerous television archaeology series.
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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Ancient Egypt