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The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
     

The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by E. A. Wallis Budge
 

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead is by far the most sensational book handed down from the priests of ancient Egypt. After nearly 4500 years it still intrigues modern readers with its imaginative insights into the universal human condition and the desire for a blissful afterlife.

Entombed with this book of rituals, the deceased had an illustrated travel guide

Overview

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is by far the most sensational book handed down from the priests of ancient Egypt. After nearly 4500 years it still intrigues modern readers with its imaginative insights into the universal human condition and the desire for a blissful afterlife.

Entombed with this book of rituals, the deceased had an illustrated travel guide for the nightly journey with the sun through the dark and dangerous underworld, providing a guarantee of resurrection in the afterlife at dawn. We discover in the Book of the Dead a commonly shared humanity that reaches out to us across more than four thousand years with timeless and universal expressions of hopes and fears that are sometimes quite familiar, sometimes quite strange.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411428508
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
124,874
File size:
25 MB
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Meet the Author

The Book of the Dead did not have a single author, as it is a composite work written by unknown Egyptian priests over a period of nearly 1000 years, but there is an author to whom we are deeply indebted: British Egyptologist Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934). Budge was an extremely productive scholar who drew attention to many Egyptian and other ancient writings that might otherwise have remained unpublished.

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Josh Skold More than 1 year ago
This book is really cool and recomended to people who are in love with Ancient Egypt!
IndigoMM More than 1 year ago
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 . . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great especaily for hyroglyphics and things like that!
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This book makes me think about something rick riordan would write i can tell he has studied his fair share of egypt
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