The Book of the Dead

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
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This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Author: John Romer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141918152
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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.

Writings from Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141395966
Format: PDF
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'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. This book is both very enjoyable and an essential resource for anyone wanting to study one of humankind's great civilizations.

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Author: Raymond Oliver Faulkner
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ISBN: 9780714119922
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Keynote An authoritative and clear translation of the spells and prayers depicted on the Papyrus of Ani, illustrated with photographs of the original vignettes, now preserved in the British Museum Sales points Written by a leading authority on Egyptian funerary texts The most reliable translation of the Papyrus of Ani, one of the greatest treasures of the British Museum Illustrated with more than 140 colour and black and white photographs Description The Book of the Dead is the name now given to sheets of papyrus covered with religious and magical texts and accompanying illustrations, which the ancient Egyptians placed in the tombs of their dead in order to guide them safely through the dangers of the Underworld and to achieve a blissful afterlife. This authoritative book contains the translated text of the Papyrus of Ani, one of the greatest treasures of the British Museum. The spells are numbered and shown alongside photographs of the illustrative vignettes and complimented by a concise introduction and extensive glossary. Dr Faulkners work is widely acknowledged as containing the most reliable translation of this fascinating collection of spells, prayers and incantations making this an essential purchase for anybody interested in Ancient Egypt. The Author The late Dr R.O Faulkner, for many years the assistant of the great Egyptologist Sir Alan Gardiner, was an expert in ancient Egyptian military and nautical matters and taught Egyptian language at University College London.

The Book of the Dead

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
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ISBN: 9781849026376
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The Book of the Dead was intended to assist the deceased in the afterlife and comprised a collection of hymns, spells and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife.

The Penguin Book of Myths Legends of Ancient Egypt

Author: Joyce Tyldesley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141021764
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'This readable anthology is a good introduction to a civilization that fascinates like few others . . . in this book there are animals who talk, princesses who are locked up at the top of towers, wicked stepmothers and many other themes . . . An enjoyable book by a skilled author' Financial Times The civilization we know as Ancient Egypt stretched over three thousand years. What was life like for ancient Egyptians? What were their beliefs - and how different were they from ours? The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt uses Egypt's vivid narratives to create a panorama of its history, from the earliest settlers to the time of Cleopatra. Gathered from pyramid texts, archaeological finds and contemporary documents, these stories cover everything from why the Nile flooded annually to Egyptian beliefs about childbirth and what happened after death. They show us what life was really like for rich and poor, man and woman, farmer and pharaoh, bringing a long-dead culture back to life. 'By painstakingly analysing the myths, Tyldesley endeavours to get under the skin of Egyptian life, and meets the unsung characters of Egyptian history' The Times 'As panoramic a survey as one could hope to read' Tom Holland, Observer

Awakening Osiris

Author: Normandi Ellis
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781609258542
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The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the oldest and greatest classics of Western spirituality. Until now, the available translations have treated these writings as historical curiosities with little relevance to our contemporary situation. This new version, made from the hieroglyphs, approaches the Book of the Dead as a profound spiritual text capable of speaking to us today. These writings suggest that the divine realm and the human realm are not altogether separate/ they remind us that the natural world, and the substance of our lives, is fashioned from the stuff of the gods. Devoted like an Egyptian scribe to the principle of "effective utterance", Normandi Ellis has produced a prose translation that reads like pure, diaphanous verse.

Tales of Ancient Egypt

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147519179
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Originally published: London: Bodley Head, 1967.

Chronicles of the Crusades

Author: Geoffrey Villehardouin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149854
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The two most authoritative accounts of the Holy Wars — Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople and Joinville's Chronicle of the Crusade of St. Lewis — offer firsthand testimony of battles and their religious and political context.