The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Barnes and Noble Library of Essential Reading)
The Papyrus of AnieBook - 2009
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is by far the most sensational book handed down from the priests of ancient Egypt. After nearly 4500 years it still intrigues modern readers with its imaginative insights into the universal human condition and the desire for a blissful afterlife. Entombed with this book of rituals, the deceased had an illustrated travel guide for the nightly journey with the sun through the dark and dangerous underworld, providing a guarantee of resurrection in the afterlife at dawn. We discover in the Book of the Dead a commonly shared humanity that reaches out to us across more than four thousand years with timeless and universal expressions of hopes and fears that are sometimes quite familiar, sometimes quite strange.
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Copyright Date: ©2009
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (544 pages) data file,rda