The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

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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 a fascination with the occult and the afterlife in recent years.

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  • Paperback
  • 992 pages
  • Translated by Wallace Budge, Introduction by John Romer