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Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

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Translated by Raymond O Faulkner, Introduction by James P Allen

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Mixed media product | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 269mm x 315mm x 56mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1435123026
  • ISBN 13: 9781435123021
  • Edition statement: Gift ed.
  • Sales rank: 601,531

Product description

In ancient Egypt, The Book of the Dead was buried with the deceased to assist the spirit in its journey to eternal life. This special edition of the classic text comes packaged in a stunning gold foil-stamped, embossed gift box along with a beautiful collectible scarab--a symbol of resurrection for the Egyptians. Translated by an eminent Egyptologist, the book features hundreds of photos of jewelry, tomb paintings, amulets, papyrus scrolls, and other artwork that will delight the eye as well as the mind.

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Raymond O. Faulkner is a British Egyptologist who has also translated the "Pyramid Texts" and "Coffin Texts."James P. Allen, who wrote the introduction, was the Curator of the Department of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is now deceased.