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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

by John Romer Author of introduction, etc. · John Romer Author

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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 left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports on their journey from burial, and were full of advice about the ferrymen, gods and kings they would meet on the way. Offering valuable insights into ancient Egypt, The Book of the Dead has also inspired fascination with the occult and the afterlife in recent years.

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Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Publication Date:
2008

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John Romer (Author)

John Romer has been working in Egypt since 1966 in key archaeological sites, including Karnak and Medinet Habu. He initiated conservation studies In the Valley of the Kings and led the Brooklyn Museum expedition to excavate the tomb of Ramesses XI...

More about John Romer

John Romer (Author of introduction, etc.)

John Romer has been working in Egypt since 1966 in key archaeological sites, including Karnak and Medinet Habu. He initiated conservation studies In the Valley of the Kings and led the Brooklyn Museum expedition to excavate the tomb of Ramesses XI...

More about John Romer
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