The Egyptian Book of the Dead

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Egyptian hieroglyphics and images ensured the well-being of the dead in the world beyond. Every breathtaking picture reproduced here—in a remarkable-looking volume bound in real papyrus—comes from Thebes, and represents one version of the great national funeral work copied by scribes from about 900 b.c. to 600 b.c. The early history of the Book of the Dead remains shrouded in the mists of remote antiquity, but its origin was considered divine—often attributed to the god Osiris. These evocative and glowing ...
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The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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Egyptian hieroglyphics and images ensured the well-being of the dead in the world beyond. Every breathtaking picture reproduced here—in a remarkable-looking volume bound in real papyrus—comes from Thebes, and represents one version of the great national funeral work copied by scribes from about 900 b.c. to 600 b.c. The early history of the Book of the Dead remains shrouded in the mists of remote antiquity, but its origin was considered divine—often attributed to the god Osiris. These evocative and glowing paintings show the sun god Ra on the Night Boat, towed on the waters under the earth; a delicate blue-and-white image, originally drawn on plaster, of Nebamun hunting in the marshes; and, from the tomb of the pharaoh Ramses VI, a grand ceiling mural decorated with astronomical scenes. 7 5/8 X 7 1/2. 40 Color Illustrations, 20 B&W Illustrations
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  • ISBN-13: 9780844617640
  • Publisher: Smith, Peter Publisher, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/1967
  • Pages: 377
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.23 (d)

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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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    Splendid

    This book is an outstanding translation and presentation of the books that make up the Papyrus of Ani. In addition to the beautiful pictures and fine translations, the commentaries in the back, along with the explanations of the vignettes contained in the papyrus are well worth the money. A must for anyone interested in Ancient Egypt and its culture.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2004

    Best Edition

    I think this is the best edition of the Book of the out there. It has everything you need to understand it and is great for beginning scholars in Egyptology.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2001

    Great Book

    This book is a very great book for all people interested in Ancient Egypt. It shows all the spells one needed for the afterlife. With the heiroglyphic, egyptian, and english texts is really amazing. In the back, it has the translation in page form, for those who don't want to read the middle of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Ancient cultures.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Disappointed

    Yes, this is the text of E. Wallis Budge's edition of the Papyrus of Ani with the hieroglyphic plates. The disappointment is the failure of the editors to include hyperlinks so that it's possible to move from one to another of the plates without moving through all of them. An impentrable system makes the book difficult to use for reference. It's all there, all a researcher has to do is thumb through page upon page upon page upon page . . .

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    Love it!

    This book is really cool and recomended to people who are in love with Ancient Egypt!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Woah

    I dont like it that much at all

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Anubis

    Is my favorite egyptian god but Poisiden my favorite greek god and hades my least favorite. Whats up with that?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Great book!

    Interesting book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Love egypt

    This book makes me think about something rick riordan would write i can tell he has studied his fair share of egypt

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    Lov

    Looooooooove it!!!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2004

    WONDERFUL

    This book is great especaily for hyroglyphics and things like that!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    UMM...

    I havent read the book yet but i love egyptian gods and the kane chronichles. So you fans of the book or haters tell me about it. Say in the headline for umm...

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2011

    EGYPT!!!!!!!!!!

    I love Egyptian history but I don't know if I would like this because it doesn't tell me much in the overview!

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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