The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife

Author: Erik Hornung
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801485152
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This volume offers a survey about what is known about the Ancient Egyptians' vision of the afterlife and an examination of these beliefs that were written down in books that were later discovered in royal tombs. The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book of the Dead, which was intended to offer practical assistance on the journey to the afterlife, to the detailed accounts of the hereafter provided in the Books of the Netherworld. The author looks closely at these latter works, while summarizing the contents of the Book of the Dead and other widely studied examples of the genre. For each composition, he discusses the history of its ancient transmission and its decipherment in modern times, supplying bibliographic information for any text editions. He also seeks to determine whether this literature as a whole presents a monolithic conception of the afterlife. The volume features many drawings from the books themselves.
The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Erik Hornung
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

This volume offers a survey about what is known about the Ancient Egyptians' vision of the afterlife and an examination of these beliefs that were written down in books that were later discovered in royal tombs. The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book
Journey Through the Afterlife
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: John H. Taylor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

With contributions from leading scholars and detailed catalog entries that interpret the spells and painted scenes, this fascinating and important work affords a greater understanding of ancient Egyptian belief systems and poignantly reveals the hopes and fears about the world beyond death.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Fill-Color Images (History Books, Egyptian Mythology Books, History of Ancient Egypt)
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: John H. Taylor
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-20 - Publisher: Chronicle Books

For the first time in 3,300 years, The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Papyrus of Ani is showcased in its entirety in seventy-four magnificent color pages. Maybe the most stunning presentation of this book in 3300 years: Upon death, it was the
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Arcturus Publishing
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher:

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is an ancient collection of spells designed to guide the departed through the perils of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life. This beautifully illustrated edition of one of the oldest and most influential texts in all history contains images from the exquisite Book of
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Language: en
Pages: 992
Authors: John Romer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08-28 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often