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The Egyptian Book of the Dead is unquestionably one of the most influential books in all history Embodying a ritual to be performed for the dead, with detailed instructions for the behaviors of the disembodied spirit in the Land of the Gods, it served as the most important repository of religious authority for some three thousand years Chapters were carved on the pyramids of the ancient 5th Dynasty, texts were written in papyrus, and selections were painted on mummy cases well into the Christian Era In a certain sense it stood behind all Egyptian civilization.In the year 1888, Dr E Wallis Budge, then purchasing agent for the British Museum, followed rumors he heard of a spectacular archeological find in Upper Egypt, and found in an 18th Dynasty tomb near Luxor the largest roll of papyrus I had ever seen, tied with a thick band of papyrus, and in a perfect state of preservation It was a copy of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, written around 1500 B.C for Ani, Royal Scribe of Thebes, Overseer of the Granaries of the Lords of Abydos, and Scribe of the Offerings of the Lord of Thebes.This Papyrus of Ani, a full version of the Theban recension, is presented here by Dr Budge, who later became perhaps the world s most renowned Egyptologist Reproduced in full are a clear copy of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, an interlinear transliteration of their sounds as reconstructed , a word for word translation, and separately a complete smooth translation All this is preceded by an introduction of than 150 pages As a result of this multiple apparatus the reader has a unique opportunity to savor all aspects of the Book of the Dead, or as it is otherwise known, The Book of the Great Awakening....

Title : The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum
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ISBN : 048621866X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Dover Publications Modern Reprint edition June 1, 1967
Number of Pages : 377 pages
File Size : 897 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum Reviews

  • Sheila Marie
    2019-01-21 13:48

    This Kindle edition English translation version of 'The Papyrus of Ani' by E.A. Wallis Budge does not include the mythological account in Egyptian hieroglyphs as the printed version of the same author does, which I also own. I would like to see in the future a Kindle edition fo the 'Papyrus of Ani' (Book of the Dead) that includes the Egyptian hieroglyphs and their English translation, transcription and transliteration as related by E.A. Wallis Budge. It is however a good travel companion for reading on my Kindle application of my laptop because I previously had expensive books that were too bulky or suffered damage and loss.

  • Jess
    2019-01-29 10:49

    This book really helped me understand Egyptian religion and explains different aspects of the history and contexts of the book throughout the different dynasties. It also has explanations of the main concepts of their beliefs. This is a great book for beginners. I love this book!

  • Karl Mitchell
    2019-02-07 10:42

    I don't have time to write a complete script as i would like to be the book is a must read for all people who are interested in learning more about the Ancient African Kemetic/Egyptians religious and burial thought process. The 125th Chapter is also a must read.

  • Roberta L Brake
    2019-01-21 14:44

    A worthy addition to the library of anybody interested in Egyptian history, and translations of their ancient writing. May or may not be the most accurate but is a classic

  • Kindle Customer
    2019-02-03 17:51

    Loaded with historical facts. Fine print. If you are a history buff you would like it.

  • RondaG
    2019-02-02 12:01

    If a book advertises "illustrated" I expect to see more than a few thumbnails.

  • jwoodard
    2019-02-11 11:11

    This work represents a rather full translation of one of the ancient world's most important religious texts. More explanation would be helpful, but this is a very complete translation that is good for anyone who wants to know what this famous text actually said.

    2019-01-28 12:01

    Very good reading if you want to know something about the origin of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and many other religious tenets and mythes..