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The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Complete Papyrus of Ani

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Publisher Comments:

For millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. Now, this reissue of a Chronicle Books classic brings to light once more the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani—the most beautiful of the Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered. Restored to its original sequences, the elaborately bordered papyrus conveys its intended sense of motion and meaning in a way no other book on the subject can match. From mysticism and philosophy to anthropology and astronomy, this sumptuous volume will appeal to casual readers, serious scholars, and the generally inquisitive mind. The translation of the text of each image is placed on the page directly below the image, allowing the reader, for the first time in 3500 years, to gaze on the images while reading the words of the papyrus. Uncluttered with footnotes or other extraneous matter, the papyrus is displayed with the intent of allowing the modern reader to experience the full depth of the original. The restoration of the unity of word and image in this publication of the Papyrus of Ani has brought to life one of the most important early spiritual treasures of mankind.

Synopsis:

This reissue of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, a perennial favorite, features a newly designed cover. Inside, the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani-the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered-is restored in its original sequences of text and artwork. Four exquisitely illustrated gatefold spreads and an acclaimed translation by two noted Egyptologists showcase the Papyrus's elaborately bordered images and convey its intended sense of motion and meaning.

About the Author

Carol Andrews is a former curator of the Deapartment of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum.

James Wasserman is an author and book designer whose innovative vision shaped this unique book.

Dr. Ogden Goelet is a professor of Egyptian Language and Culture at New York University.

Dr. Raymond Faulkner (1894-1982) was a renowned British Egyptologist, the translator of many key Egyptological texts, and author of numerous scholarly publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811864893
Subtitle:
The Book of Going Forth by Day - The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full-Color Images
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Translator:
Faulkner, Dr Raymond
Translator:
Faulkner, Raymond O.
Translator:
Goelet, Ogden, Jr.
Introduction:
Goelet, Dr Ogden
Foreword:
Wasserman, James
Editor:
Von Dassow, Eva
Author:
Faulkner, Raymond
Author:
Von Dassow, Eva
Author:
Eva Von Dassow
Author:
Andrews, Carol
Author:
Goelet, Ogden
Author:
Wasserman, James
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
History
Subject:
Future life
Subject:
Incantations, Egyptian
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Publication Date:
20080602
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
14 x 9.625 x 0.5 in 2.37 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Annuals
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Featured Titles
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
Metaphysics » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Complete Papyrus of Ani
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Product details 174 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811864893 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This reissue of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, a perennial favorite, features a newly designed cover. Inside, the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani-the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered-is restored in its original sequences of text and artwork. Four exquisitely illustrated gatefold spreads and an acclaimed translation by two noted Egyptologists showcase the Papyrus's elaborately bordered images and convey its intended sense of motion and meaning.
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