The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

by Raymond O. Faulkner, Carol Andrews
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ISBN-10:
0292704259
ISBN-13:
9780292704251
Pub. Date:
01/28/1990
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
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The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead is the name now given to a collection of religious and magical texts known to the ancient Egyptians as The Chapters of Coming-forth by Day. Their principal aim was to secure for the deceased a satisfactory afterlife and to give him the power to leave his tomb when necessary. Copies of The Book of the Dead written on papyrus rolls were placed in the tombs of important Egyptians, each roll containing a selection of chapters. Many examples have survived from antiquity, dating mostly from c. 1500 BCE-250 BCE. In this volume, the text translated by the late Dr. R.O. Faulkner is that found in the papyrus prepared for the scribe Ani which is one of the greatest treasures in the British Museum. The vignettes are taken from the many finely illustrated copies which are preserved in the collections of the British Museum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292704251
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/28/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 307,061
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Sources of the illustrations
  • Introduction
  • List of Spells
  • The Spells
  • Introductory Hymn to the Sun-God Re
  • Introductory Hymn to Osiris
  • Glossary

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