The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

R.O. Faulkner
Edited byCarol Andrews

The Book of the Dead is the name now given to the sheets of papyrus covered with religious and magical texts and accompanying illustrations that the a

English edition
192 pp.
100 color illus., 45 b/w illus.
22X27.5cm
ISBN 9789774164354
For sale only in the Middle East

18.95

The Book of the Dead is the name now given to the sheets of papyrus covered with religious and magical texts and accompanying illustrations that the ancient Egyptians placed in the tombs of their dead in order to guide them safely through the dangers of the Underworld and to achieve a blissful afterlife. This authoritative book contains the translated text of the Papyrus of Ani, one of the greatest treasures of the British Museum. The spells are numbered and shown alongside photographs of the illustrative vignettes and complemented by a concise introduction and extensive glossary. Dr. Faulkner’s work is widely acknowledged as containing the most reliable translation of this fascinating collection of spells, prayers, and incantations, making this an essential purchase for anybody interested in ancient Egypt.

R.O. Faulkner

The late R.O. Faulkner, for many years the assistant of the great Egyptologist Sir Alan Gardiner, was an expert in ancient Egyptian military and nautical matters and taught Egyptian language at University College London.
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