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The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead Paperback – November 1, 2010


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Through this edition of the most popular and long-lasting funerary documents of Egypt emerges much of the character of her people. Through it also the student at home and likewise the tourist visiting the Theban tombs should be greatly enlightened, even if much of the religion of Egypt remains tantalizingly obscure. (Popular Archaeology) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071411992X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714119922
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,104,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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67 of 74 people found the following review helpful By ben-kane@juno.com on June 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
1)The main thing is that not only are translations matched with vignettes (pictures of the actual pages), but the text is not British English.... it is Americanized...... This makes it very easy to understand. 2)An interesting point to the translations is that, if you know anything about the actual vignettes, the translations of not just the black text, but the red text, is well defined. 3)Helps to understand the ancient Egyptian culture and gets rid of some myths about their actual religious structure, which was less an adoration than to make the gods serve someone that proclaimed themselves worthy.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
The Book of the Dead, translated by Raymond Faulkner, is thouroughly interesting and equally informative, as Mr. Faulkner translates many deceased ancient Egyptians' spellbooks for traveling through the realm of the dead. It gives a slight glimpse at some lesser-known religous characters of ancient Egypt and a small insight to the ancients' daily life. I believe this book could be read and easily understood by any level Egyptologist, as there is a helpful glossary of people (well, gods mostly), places, and things described in the spells. This is a wonderfully translated book, based on an ancient book, and good for anyone interested in ancient Egyptian life, literature, or religion.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Raven Night on December 17, 2000
Format: Paperback
I found the work to be highly accessible not only in the translations and the prints of the actual source texts but also in the organization, especially the table of contents. It made the following of exactly what was being done in particular sections very easy, and also allows me to go straight towards particularly interesting sections without having to page through the work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Draconis Blackthorne on January 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
A compendium of intriguing mythology and occult spells intended to guide those 'beyond the grave', as well as an explanation of the pyramids' mazes of prognostication, various gods' attributes, and beautiful artistry from cover to cover. The cover itself features a very elegant 'grimoire'-like quality with its black on black heiroglyphs, and scarab beetle {symbol of immortality} complete with phosphoprescent red 'gem'. Great for reference material, and a must for the Occultphile's library.
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24 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
I found the images to be beautiful and the translation easy to understand. I think anyone who is interested in ancient Egypt would enjoy this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zabora on December 23, 2013
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Carol Andrews took Falkner's work and Americanized it. She also toned down the heavy Christian analysis. I find this version much easier to read. It has beautiful photographs and follows the tail of Ani as he descends into the underworld...
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By zac on May 11, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
not much to say here, the egyptian book of the dead is pretty much just the worlds oldest prayer book somewhat interesting but not amazing
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