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The Egyptian Book of Living & Dying: The Illustrated Guide to Ancient Egyptian Wisdom
     

The Egyptian Book of Living & Dying: The Illustrated Guide to Ancient Egyptian Wisdom

by Joann Fletcher
 
A unique, affordable guide to the diverse belief system of the ancient Egyptians.

Historian Joann Fletcher traces the stages of life from conception to the existence beyond the tomb. She gives particular emphasis to the hazardous voyage of the soul and focuses on key themes such as creation, magic, ritual and eternity.

Fully-illustated and printed on

Overview

A unique, affordable guide to the diverse belief system of the ancient Egyptians.

Historian Joann Fletcher traces the stages of life from conception to the existence beyond the tomb. She gives particular emphasis to the hazardous voyage of the soul and focuses on key themes such as creation, magic, ritual and eternity.

Fully-illustated and printed on high-quality paper, the book provides an excellent introductoin to ancient Egyptian mythology and ritual encompassing the gods, creation, life, death and the afterlife.

--Reveals the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians’ fascinating and amazingly diverse belief system, with its emphasis on funerary cults.

--Displays a wealth of quotations from ancient Egyptian sources, including intriguing spells from the Book of the Dead and mystical ritual incantations.

--Unfolds the rich tapestry of ancient Egyptian myth, from the powers of the gods and pharaohs to the journey in search of the eternal paradise.

--Contains more than 90 evocative photographs of ancient Egyptian sites and artefacts plus more than 40 specially-commissioned colour artworks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844838059
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Joann Fletcher, Ph.D., lectures at the University of York and is Egyptologist for Harrogate Museums and Arts. Archaeology writer for The Guardian, she has received acclaim for her TV documentaries. Previous publications include Ancient Egypt (Watkins, 1999) and Egypt's Sun King (Watkins, 2000).

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