The Egyptian Book of the Dead: Luxury Full-Color Edition (Hardcover)

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This hardback gift edition presents the classic text, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, presented with original full-color illustrations and stenciled page edges.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is an ancient collection of spells, prayers and incantations designed to guide the departed through the perils of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life. Written as part of funeral rites, these scrolls were often left in the sarcophagus of the deceased and now offer fascinating insight into Egyptian culture.

This beautifully illustrated edition contains images from the exquisite Papyrus of Ani, an ancient Egyptian scroll narrating the journey of Theban scribe Ani through the underworld. Its accompanying hieroglyphic text has been translated by acclaimed Egyptologist E.A Wallis Budge, and includes spells addressed to ferryman, gods and kings to aid Ani on his way to the afterlife.

This edition contains magnificent illustrations from Persian manuscripts that complement the text and bring out its timeless beauty.

ABOUT THE SERIES The Arcturus Luxury Classic series brings together deluxe gold-embossed hardcover editions with stencilled edges, making for wonderful gift editions of these classic texts. Each contains the complete English translation, along with the text in its original language and a range of authentic full-color illustrations.

About the Author


The version of Egyptian funerary scrolls used in this edition is that of the famous and well-preserved Papyrus of Ani, written around 1500BC. Ani was the Royal Scribe of Thebes, Overseer of the Granaries of the Lords of Abydos, and Scribe of the Offerings of the Lords of Thebes. Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was a renowned Egyptologist who worked at the British Museum in London and made significant contributions to the Museum's collections of cuneiform tablets and papyri as a result of his many trips to the Near East. He was a prolific author who contributed much to the study of hieroglyphics.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781398840782
ISBN-10: 1398840785
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English