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E.A. Wallis Budge
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Bk of the Dead

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Including the Hieroglyphic Transcript and English Translation of the Papyrus of Ani
Fascinating compendium of ancient Egyptian mythology, religious beliefs and magical practices. Includes spells, incantations, hymns, magical formulas and prayers. All explained by one of the most knowledgeable and respected Egyptologists of the early 20th century. B&W illustrations, phot

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Published by Unknown Intl ISBN Prefixes (first published -1700)
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Huda Aweys
الحقيقة اني فخورة اني انجزت اخيرا قراءة اول كتاب في العالم و في التاريخ
:) !
على حسب ما وصلنا .. إلى الآن
حاجة على الماشي كده
؛> :
واضح ان البيروقراطية دي إرث أصيل في مجتمعنا المصري :)) المتوفي عندهم كان بيتحول في 100 حالة و بيؤدي 100 طقس ، و بيمر على 100 محكمة و 100 إله ( المئات دي كلها مجازا طبعا :) ) عشان يحصل على التصاريح و الأذون اللازمة لخروجه الى النور
(العالم الآخر او الأبدية)
بسم الله :) ...
(كتاب الموتى)
كتاب ديني فرعوني بيعود تاربخه الى عام 1500 ق.م تقريبا يعني من حوالي 30
The edition of the Egyptian Book of the Dead published by Criterion Press is a real prize of a book. It's almost a square foot in size, and contains an almost-full size color facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani, with the original text in ancient Egyptian. I can't judge on the accuracy of the translation, but the English text flows smoothly, and the hieroglyphs appear distinct (at least in the 1994 edition - I can't say for the 2008 reprint).

The Book of the Dead, or the Book of Coming Forth By Day,
Horace Derwent
i read this about 16 years ago(in the early spring of 2001), i just felt my brain had been turned into porridge as i finished reading it in the end, now i still can't figure out how many stars i can give to rate this book, but i remember that there were many stars around my head when i was reading this book, and that's all my review for this :)
Apr 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How can you not give this 5 stars when it lays out for you the exact procedure one needs to follow to ensure one's entrance into the afterlife
Czarny Pies
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology, religion
This work is a historical document of enormous importance for the understanding of the theology and beliefs of pharaonic Egypt which is why I am giving it five stars. It has no literary, philosophical or theological values per se. A Book of Dead is a collection of spells inserted in the tomb of a deceased person that he or she is to use in the journey to the afterworld. Reading them is a rather peculiar experience It is like reading a holy litany rather than reciting it out loud.

Nonetheless for
Because this isn’t so much of a book you read from start to end like any other, it took me almost two years to finish this. Having purchased this because of my childhood fascination with Ancient Egyptian culture, this was completely worth the read. The introduction was incredible helpful and, as far as I can tell, translation was good as well. I would only recommend this to someone who is really willing to put the time, patience, and energy into learning more about this culture. There is a lot o ...more
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hello! Ok first off your not going to understand all of this book.. The less schooled persons of ancient Egyptian culture will probably not even know 50% of this novel.
I have been learning hieroglyphs and ancient Egyptian., so this book was amazing to me, one fact above all others is that you are holding in your hands an ancient guide for the dearly departed.. The trouble many scholars went through over the years to translate this book was harrowing and seemed fruitless... Especially when Cham
Oct 17, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the recently deceased
Shelves: yellow, poetry
I can't really rate this book, because I didn't really understand it. But it's really funny if you take it literally, you know, like, "Boat bird staff staff, eye dog bird staff man reed boat!" And also it's an interesting window into the rituals of an ancient blah, blah . . .
Barnaby Thieme
This is a beautiful book - a large-format facsimile reproduction of the Papyrus of Ani in large color images with translation of the hieroglyphs beneath. The pictures comprising the bulk of the book are not of the Papyrus itself, held in the British National Museum; rather it is a reproduction of a carefully-made imitation of the original.

The translation is quite readable and there are several useful essays and commentaries written by competent egyptologists.

Because of the compositional unity
Aug 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذا الكتاب الفرعوني مهم لفهم الديانة المصرية، فهو نصوص تصاحب الميت وتوصف حياته الاخرى و الحساب فيها. المرجع مفيد لفهم فكرة البعث والحساب في الديانة المصرية
Elliot A
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A wealth of information. I struggled a bit, though, because it assumes a working knowledge of the culture, history and religion of the ancient Egyptians.
Nevertheless, the introduction was long enough to be a book in itself and was very helpful in gaining greater insight into a topic that has fascinated me for years.
The inclusion of the hieroglyphics with the translation underneath each line were a great treat.
Oct 17, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of ancient cultures
I bought this at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, CA because I've been fascinated for a long time with Egyptian rituals, particularly as they concern the ancients' views on the afterlife. The Egyptians believed that they could guide a soul to the afterlife by burying them with a copy of this book, which contained instructions and charms, spells, keys and other helps that the dead person was supposed to use along the path towards resurrection. Beautiful full-color hieroglyphic images ...more
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a set of rituals and incantations from an ancient civilization, and that will immediately set anyone’s interest or disinterest. The thing that interested me the most is when I realized what an expression of death anxiety these rituals, this religion, and this culture is. They worship and follow Osiris so they too can be resurrected, the name Osiris is associated with the deceased so they can invoke him, they apply rigorous embalming so no corpse could be corrupte ...more
Sep 22, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great-books
This translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead has a lot of great illustrations, which, for an amateur art history buff, are gravy. Unfortunately, the scholarly value of this edition isn’t so great. Seleem seems to have embraced Egyptian religion wholeheartedly, and spends most of the commentary pointing out how advanced the Egyptians were and how their spirituality is superior to Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions. (He also seems to think that said traditions come from Egyptian ideas.) H ...more
George Mills
The true title of this work should be, "The Book of Coming Forth by Day." It's purpose was to provide the dead pharaoh with the knowledge necessary to navigate the world of the dead so that he may be able to take his place on the great solar barge. It should be pointed out that this set of instructions was drawn up for an individual and there can be great discrepancies between it and books prepared for other individuals.

This translation was intended for Egyptologists. It is not for people who a
Devlin Scott
The first part of this book is a very interesting history lesson. It explains in part a brief history of the Egyptian Gods and their role in the afterlife. The second part of the book is a listing of the prayers and supplications for the afterlife. Imagine the journey into the afterlife as an oral test...this book has all the answers. You need only recite them to the proper god and move forward to the must still have your heart weighed by Osiris at the end of your journey.

Lina AL Ojaili
من أشهر فصول كتاب المتوفى ، الفصل السابع عشر ، والفصل 125 والذى يمثل محاكمة المتوفى فى العالم الآخر ، حيث يمثل الإله أزوريس ومعه 42 قاضى ومجموعه من الآلهه وهم يقمون بوزن قلب المتوفى لمحاسبته على أعماله المتوفى يقوم بذكر الأعمال الخيره التى قام بها .
It is a shame that it can be so hard to find translations of the Book of Going Forth By Day by anyone other than Budge. I was especially disappointed to find a lack of any such ebooks, although the Budge translation abounds (and I do own a copy on my Kindle, mostly for completeness with my Budge library). However, Budge's translation is known not to be the most accurate translation out there.

Enter Faulkner's translation. Gorgeously illustrated with portions of several papyri from the British Mus
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب عقائدي يمكن التعامل مع على انه قرآن الديانة المصرية القديمة الكتاب يحتوى على رحلة الانسان خلال العالمان ماقبل الموت ومابعد الموت
الاعتراف بحق الالهة ومديحها وترانيم المحبة الدائمة في حبها
ايضاً الاعمال الصالحة التي ستؤدي الي انضمام الانسان الى الالهة والنعيم وارتقاء الانسان روحانياً وجسدياً ايضاً كما يشمل الطريق الواجب سلوكه للوصول لتلك المنزلة الرفيعة والبوابات الواجب المرور عليها ومعرفة اسماء وصفات كل مقدس أمر يشبه معرفة أسماء الله الحسنى - من أحصاها دخل الجنة -
ايضاً طريقة الحساب وجعل العد
Adrian Colesberry
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Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I don't actually write reviews for books on this site, but I figure some explanation is needed here: it would seem exceptionally silly to give a star rating to something that some Egyptians wrote a few thousand years ago, or to pretend I'm some sort of expert who can judge this particular translation over later ones.

So instead, simply take the "four star" rating as meaning I humbly found The Egyptian Book of the Dead an enjoyable and educational read as a lay person.
A beautiful reproduction of the Book of the Dead taken from tomb walls and papyri sources to give the reader the full script, in all it's colourful glory. The photographs are supported by Budge's text which explains each of the scenes in turn, including their importance to the Egyptian religion.
Gloria monaghan
Jan 06, 2009 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
hard to red- my eyes are going. Text is also ancient and you need to follow like a math problem. Still I will devote my time.
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
should be required reading, with footnotes and much Egyptian literary history. Beautiful book of death and life.
Paige Etheridge
This religion is as alive in out culture today as it ever was. The form simply changed.
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
FINALLY!! I FINISHED!!! I feel like I've come forth by day and night and month after reading this. I'm only giving it two stars because of the deep love I hold towards ancient Egyptian culture and myth because this book is unbearable. If you are not somewhat familiar with the myths don't even bother, find a more recent translation because this may be the classic version but it's horribly bad. The language tries to be poetic and archaic just because and instead of adding to the beauty of these pr ...more
Yeah, okay, so I never read this. I bought in 1995 in New Zealand, in a small, rather esoteric shop in Dunedin right off of George Street, if I remember correctly. 14 years later, I can admit that buying it had more to do with my then-dilusion of becoming an Egyptologist and not the lawyer that everyone told me I'd become (and how right they were. *sigh*). Also, it seemed kinda cool.

Years later, however, owning this book become a whole different meaning for me, when I fell in love with Stargate,
Lana Helmy
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritereads
كتاب الموتى الفرعونى... لن اكذب، لم افهمة فالكتاب ابعد من مخيلتى! استمتعت بالرحلة التى اخذتنى مع اوزوريس - أنى الكاتب الظافر فى لقاء الالهة التى تحدد مصيره. لا استطيع ان اتخيل ان ما قرأتة كان يوما ما دينا و ايمانا من الفراعنة! يعملون فالارض أرضاءا لألهتهم و خوفا من يوم المحاكمة التى يوشى قلبك عن افعالك
.فى الدنيا

تعجبت لنوع الخطايا التى يتبرأ منها المتوفى و التشابة الكبير بينها و بين ادياننا المعاصرة ... اعجبنى قول انى الكاتب فى الاعتراف السلبى .. "هلا .. يا صاحب الوجة الملتفت.. يا من أتيت من ال
Oct 05, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, kindle, research
This book is a useless lie. It claims to be the book of the dead but it's just someone going on and on about what's inside of the book of the dead onstesd of actually being the book of the dead. It'd be like a book going "yes I am a Bible I am definitely a Bible this is a Bible" and when you open it instead of getting "In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth," you get "Genesis is about the creation of the Earth and the legacy of Abraham," and not actually using any Biblical quotes ...more
Cassandra Kay Silva
I read this in conjunction with the Tibetean book of the dead as kind of a personal study of some of the more ancient ideas about the afterlife. I actually ended up having to consult my book on egyptian mythology very frequently to follow all of the references to various deities in it. Which, was an entirely worthwhile enterprize but should be noted that to fully enjoy this work one may wish to have something like that handy.
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Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East.
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“living soul for ever.” 9 likes
“Osiris became the type and symbol of resurrection among the Egyptians of all periods, because he was a god who had been originally a mortal and had risen from the dead.” 4 likes
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