Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife / Edition 1

Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife / Edition 1

by Erik Hornung
     
 

Ancient Egyptians held a rich and complex vision of the afterlife and codified their beliefs in books that were to be discovered more than two millennia later in royal tombs. Erik Hornung, the world's leading authority on these religious texts...See more details below

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Ancient Egyptians held a rich and complex vision of the afterlife and codified their beliefs in books that were to be discovered more than two millennia later in royal tombs. Erik Hornung, the world's leading authority on these religious texts...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801485152
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,408,873
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Note
Abbreviations
English Translations
Preface
Chronology
The Pyramid Texts1
The Coffin Texts7
The Book of the Dead13
The Books of Breathing23
The New Kingdom Books of the Netherworld26
General26
The Amduat27
The Spell of the Twelve Caves54
The Book of Gates55
The Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld77
The Book of Caverns83
The Book of the Earth95
Miscellaneous Scenes107
The Books of the Sky112
The Book of Nut113
The Book of the Day116
The Book of the Night122
Special Compositions136
The Litany of Re136
The Book of the Heavenly Cow148
The Book of Traversing Eternity151
Glossary153
Bibliography157
Index183

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