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The Egyptian book of the dead

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The collections of charms, formulas, hymns and spells designed to accompany the dead of Ancient Egypt on their journey to the afterlife have always exerted a powerful fascination on modern generations. Written on papyrus, inscribed on the walls of tombs and sarcophagi, or engraved on amulets, these texts with their vignette illustrations give us unparalleled insights into the ideas, beliefs and religious systems of the magnificent civilizations that flourished from 1600BC to 900BC. The Books of the Dead were regarded as all-powerful guides along the roads that passed through death and the grave to lead to the realms of light and life, into the presence of the divine Osiris, the conqueror of death, and his consort Isis. Egyptian hieroglyphics and images ensured the well-being of the dead in the world beyond. Every breathtaking picture reproduced here--in a remarkable-looking volume bound in real papyrus--comes from Thebes, and represents one version of the great national funeral work copied by scribes from about 900 b.c. to 600 b.c. The early history of the Book of the Dead remains shrouded in the mists of remote antiquity, but its origin was considered divine--often attributed to the god Osiris. These evocative and glowing paintings show the sun god Ra on the Night Boat, towed on the waters under the earth; a delicate blue-and-white image, originally drawn on plaster, of Nebamun hunting in the marshes; and, from the tomb of the pharaoh Ramses VI, a grand ceiling mural decorated with astronomical scenes.
The book is in pristine condition with very good binding.
A good looking book full of beautiful pictures from ancient Egypt.

Item details

Author(s):
EA Wallis Budge
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
20x20cm approx
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0304356190
ISBN-13:
9780304356195
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Cassell

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The collections of charms, formulas, hymns and spells designed to accompany the dead of Ancient Egypt on their journey to the afterlife have always exerted a powerful fascination on modern generations. Written on papyrus, inscribed on the walls of tombs and sarcophagi, or engraved on amulets, these texts with their vignette illustrations give us unparalleled insights into the ideas, beliefs and religious systems of the magnificent civilizations that flourished from 1600BC to 900BC. The Books of the Dead were regarded as all-powerful guides along the roads that passed through death and the grave to lead to the realms of light and life, into the presence of the divine Osiris, the conqueror of death, and his consort Isis. Egyptian hieroglyphics and images ensured the well-being of the dead in the world beyond. Every breathtaking picture reproduced here--in a remarkable-looking volume bound in real papyrus--comes from Thebes, and represents one version of the great national funeral work copied by scribes from about 900 b.c. to 600 b.c. The early history of the Book of the Dead remains shrouded in the mists of remote antiquity, but its origin was considered divine--often attributed to the god Osiris. These evocative and glowing paintings show the sun god Ra on the Night Boat, towed on the waters under the earth; a delicate blue-and-white image, originally drawn on plaster, of Nebamun hunting in the marshes; and, from the tomb of the pharaoh Ramses VI, a grand ceiling mural decorated with astronomical scenes.
The book is in pristine condition with very good binding.
A good looking book full of beautiful pictures from ancient Egypt.

Author(s):
EA Wallis Budge
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
20x20cm approx
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0304356190
ISBN-13:
9780304356195
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Cassell

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