The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead


Translator: Wallace Budge
Commentaries by: Wallace Budge
Introduction by: John Romer
Editor: John Romer

Format
Paperback
Price
$21.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140455502
  • 992 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The most famous of all ancient Egyptian texts?with 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 Dead consists 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.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Robert P. Winston, Translator: Wallace Budge, Commentaries by: Wallace Budge, Introduction by: John Romer, Editor: John Romer

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