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An Ancient Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author: Paul F. O'Rourke.

An Ancient Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author: Paul F. O'Rourke.

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Item #: D20921
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500051887
The ancient Egyptians believed in an underworld fraught with dangers, including lakes of fire to cross, animal-headed demons, and the ritual Weighing of the Heart, whose outcome determined whether or not the deceased would be born again into the afterlife for eternity. One of the most important surviving examples of the Egyptian Books of the Dead, the text translated here ... More
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The ancient Egyptians believed in an underworld fraught with dangers, including lakes of fire to cross, animal-headed demons, and the ritual Weighing of the Heart, whose outcome determined whether or not the deceased would be born again into the afterlife for eternity. One of the most important surviving examples of the Egyptian Books of the Dead, the text translated here narrates the mystical journey of a metalworker named Sobekmose, who hopes for rebirth. Along with 60 illustrations from the original papyrus scrolls, this book provides context to aid in appreciating this unique and strangely beautiful genre of religious writing.


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