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The Book of the Dead
 
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Champollion le Jeune
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The Book of the Dead

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"Book of the Dead" is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, words of power and prayers, and they are found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs, and painted on coffins ...more
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Published (first published October 20th 2008)
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kislam
Nov 27, 2009 kislam rated it really liked it
When I got this book, I assumed it was a non-Budge translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. As it turns out, the only translations in the Kindle bookstore are variations of Budge's translation.

This is, however, a good primer and commentary on the Book of the Dead. It discusses the origin and mythology of the deities involved in the cult of Osiris. It also goes into some depth on the history of both the development of the original as well as modern translations of the book. The book contains
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