The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

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According to the latest archaelogical findings, the Egyptian Book of the Dead was written and painted about 3500 years ago. It is basically a collection of spells or chapters that were placed with the dead people to help their spirits to pass through the dangers of the underworld in ancient Egypt. The book was originally called The Book of the Coming Forth by Day, meaning the freedom obtained by spirits in coming and going in the afterlife.
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Overview

According to the latest archaelogical findings, the Egyptian Book of the Dead was written and painted about 3500 years ago. It is basically a collection of spells or chapters that were placed with the dead people to help their spirits to pass through the dangers of the underworld in ancient Egypt. The book was originally called The Book of the Coming Forth by Day, meaning the freedom obtained by spirits in coming and going in the afterlife.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609420369
  • Publisher: International Alliance Pro-Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/23/2010
  • Pages: 102
  • Sales rank: 1,401,222
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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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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