The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
The Book of the Dead is the name now given to the sheets of papyrus covered with religious and magical texts and accompanying illustrations that the ancient Egyptians placed in the tombs of their dead in order to guide them safely through the dangers of the Underworld and to achieve a blissful afterlife. This authoritative book contains the translated text of the Papyrus of Ani, one of the greatest treasures of the British Museum. The spells are numbered and shown alongside photographs of the illustrative vignettes and complemented by a concise introduction and extensive glossary.
Dr. Faulkner‚àö√Øs work is widely acknowledged as containing the most reliable translation of this fascinating collection of spells, prayers, and incantations, making this an essential purchase for anybody interested in ancient Egypt.