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Short Description for Egyptian Book of the Dead For millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. This title features the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani - an ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scroll.
- Published: 02 June 2008
- Format: Paperback 174 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780811864893 ISBN 10: 0811864898
- Sales rank: 78,617
Full description for Egyptian Book of the Dead
For millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. This reissue of "The Egyptian Book of the Dead", a perennial favorite, features a newly designed cover. Inside, the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani - the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered - is restored in its original sequences of text and artwork. Four exquisitely illustrated gatefold spreads and an acclaimed translation by two noted Egyptologists showcase the Papyrus' elaborately bordered images and convey its intended sense of motion and meaning. For scholars and enthusiasts interested in a wide range of topics - from mysticism and philosophy to anthropology and astronomy - this sumptuous and accessible new edition will be an essential acquisition.