The Egyptian Book of the Dead: Wisdom of the Ancient Papyrus of Ani (Hardcover)

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By Ea Wallis Budge (Translator), Ea Wallis Budge
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This luxurious hardback edition presents the classic ancient text, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, featuring gold gilded page edges and patterned endpapers.

Mysterious, powerful and moving, 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. Written as part of funeral rites to ensure eternal life, these scrolls were often left in the sarcophagus of the deceased and now offer fascinating insight into Egyptian culture.

This striking gift edition includes the classic 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. Featuring gold cover embossing, gilded page edges, ivory paper, and patterned endpapers, it makes a wonderful collectible for any enthusiast.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Gilded Classics series presents luxury gift editions of classics works, printed on opulent ivory paper, featuring hardcover Wibilin binding, foil-embossed cover designs, beautifully designed end-papers and gilded page edges. These make perfect collectibles for lovers of classic literature.

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: 9781398844728
ISBN-10: 1398844721
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment
Publication Date: November 5th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English