Egyptian Book of the Dead

ISBN-10: 0140455507
ISBN-13: 9780140455502
Edition: 2008
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Description: The most famous of all ancient Egyptian textswith an introduction by one of the most celebrated Egyptologists of our time AMONG THE MOST WIDELY read and studied of all ancient writings, The Egyptian Book of the Deadconsists of funerary texts that  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.80" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

The most famous of all ancient Egyptian textswith an introduction by one of the most celebrated Egyptologists of our time AMONG THE MOST WIDELY read and studied of all ancient writings, The Egyptian Book of the Deadconsists of funerary texts that ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. This astonishing array of spells, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, and words of power and prayers were all found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs, and painted on coffins, sarcophagi, and rolls of papyri.

John Romer is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, England. An archaeologist & author, he began his work in archaeology twenty-five years ago at the University of Chicago's epigraphic survey at Thebes in Upper Egypt. His previous books include "Valley of the Kings", "Ancient Lives", "Testament", & "The Seven Wonders of the World", which accompanied the British television series. Mr. Romer lives in the Mediterranean & the Middle East.

E.A. Wallis Budge, 1857 - 1934 Budge was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He was also a Sometime Scholar of Christ's College, a scholar at the University of Cambridge, Tyrwhitt, and a Hebrew Scholar. He collected a large number of Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Papyri manuscripts. He was involved in numerous archaeology digs in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Sudan. Budge is known for translating the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is also known as The Papyrus of Ani. He also analyzed many of the practices of Egyptian religion, language and ritual. His written works consisted of translated texts and hieroglyphs and a complete dictionary of hieroglyphs. Budge's published works covered areas of Egyptian culture ranging from Egyptian religion, Egyptian mythology and magical practices. He was knighted in 1920. E.A. Wallis Budge died on November 23, 1934 in London, England.

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