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The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

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    A very basic introduction with only the English translation.

    Those with more than a slight interest in Egyptology will be very disappointed in this translation of the Book of the Dead. The book contains ONLY the English translation in prose without any references to the original hieroglyphs. There are some nice photographs of the ancient text but the captions are not very informative. One would need to be able to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs fluently in order to make sense of these photographs. Ancient artefacts such as the Book of the Dead cannot be translated in full with 100% certainty, yet this book does not indicate where in the translation ambiguities or missing portions occur. The book is also quite small (about 9"x7") with small text. All in all, this set - both book and scarab - is quite beautiful but is best suited for those who have a mild interest in Egyptology and are looking for a basic introduction to the Book of the Dead.

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