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The Egyptian Book of The Dead
     

The Egyptian Book of The Dead

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by E. A. Wallis Budge (Translator)
 

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The Ancient Egyptians continue to fascinate people from all walks of life, and of all the knowledge we have of their culture, the rituals connected to death and the afterlife are the most compelling.

This stunning edition contains images of Ani’s Book of the Dead in its entirety, alongside the translation by Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge. The

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The Ancient Egyptians continue to fascinate people from all walks of life, and of all the knowledge we have of their culture, the rituals connected to death and the afterlife are the most compelling.

This stunning edition contains images of Ani’s Book of the Dead in its entirety, alongside the translation by Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge. The papyrus of Ani is an exquisite object, showing vignettes of Egyptian deities –foremost among them Osiris, god of the Afterlife and of the Underworld – combined with dense hieroglyphic text. This book sets the English translation alongside images of the scroll itself.

Mysterious, powerful, and moving, The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the oldest and most influential texts in all history. It is made up of a combination of prayers, spells and speeches that the ancient Egyptians buried with their dead, intended to aid the deceased on their 'journey' into the afterlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785828075
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was a noted English Egyptologists. He worked for the British Museum during the era of Victorian fascination in ancient cultures and wrote numerous books on Egypt including the important work, The Egyptian Book of the Dead.

On behalf of the British Museum, Budge traveled to Egypt and Sudan numerous times to acquire antiquities, many of which continued to reside at the Museum. His acquisitions and writing helped to bring Egyptology to a wider audience, and they continue to resonate today.

In 1920, Budge was knighted for his work bringing Egyptology to the masses, and to the British Museum. He retired from the museum in 1924 and died ten years later. In his will, he established a scholarship for intrepid young minds at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford to continue his work in Egyptology.

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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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