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Title Ancient Egyptian Book of the dead : journey through the afterlife / edited by John H. Taylor
Imprint London : British Museum, 2010
book jacket
 傅{21426  WX PJ1557 A541 2010    AVAILABLE    30530001090083
Descript 320 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm
Note "This book is published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum from 4 November 2010 to 6 March 2011"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-315) and index
Life and afterlife in the ancient Egyptian cosmos -- Preparing for the afterlife -- The evolution of the Book of the dead / by Irmtraut Munro -- The day of burial -- The mummy in the tomb -- The landscape of the hereafter -- Empowering the dead -- Avoiding disaster -- Judgement -- The perfect afterlife -- Making the Book of the dead / by Rita Lucarelli -- Studying the Book of the dead / by Barbara Lüscher
The Book of the Dead is not a single text but a compilation of spells that the ancients Egyptians believed would assist them in the afterlife as they made their perilous journey towards the realm of the gods and the ultimate state of eternity
Subject Book of the dead
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Egypt
Incantations, Egyptian
Future life
Alt Author Taylor, John H., 1958-
Alt Title Book of the dead : journey through the afterlife
Journey through the afterlife : ancient Egyptian Book of the dead
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