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    DescriptionThe ancient purpose of the funerary papyrus known as Book of the Dead of Ani was to guide the Egyptian soul to the afterlife and this icon of that ancient culture is presented here for the first time in a single volume. The original is 78 feet in total length and 3,500 years old; this presentation contains the original facsimile edition from 1890. The hieroglyphic text and vignettes are juxtaposed with the English translation of each chapter on the same page that the Egyptian text occurs. The power, wisdom, and spiritual vision offered in its pages goes back to the spiritual and cultural roots of humanity. This beautiful account will be a prized possession for those interested in the world of ancient Egypt--and in the beginnings of civilization itself.

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    The Egyptian Book of the Dead
    The Book of Going Forth by Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Wasserman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 364 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,390 g
    ISBN 13: 9780981773605
    ISBN 10: 0981773605

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    DC22: 299.31
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BIC subject category V2: WCS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299/.31
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PJ1555.E5 F38 2008
    Thema V1.0: WCS, NKD, QRSA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Kws Publishers
    Imprint name
    Kws Publishers
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    James Wasserman is a graphic designer, an editor, and the author of "Illustrated History of the Knights Templar," "The Mystery Traditions: Secret Symbols and Sacred Art," and "The Temple of Solomon." He lives in New York City. Dr. Ogden Goelet is a professor of Egyptian language and culture at New York University. He lives in New York City. Carol Andrews is a former curator of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum. Dr. Raymond Faulkner was a renowned British Egyptologist, the translator of many key Egyptological texts, and author of numerous scholarly publications.
    Review quote
    "This magnificent book is the first complete presentation of the "Papyrus of Ani", featuring graphics that reveal beautifully the texture of the original papyrus, coupled with the translated text. The original papyrus, on its discovery, was cut into sections for transport. The careless cutting of uneducated workers left the manuscscipt almost indecipherable, and to date only sections of it have been made available to the public. Computer imaging allowed the papyrus to be pieced into its original state, and a faithful translation was then possible. This document is precious not only for its historic significance, but also for its glimpse into the ancient Egyptian religion and its teachings about the passage from life to death. Commentaries and other notes make this work even more accessible. A spectacularly beautiful work of devotion." --"NAPRA Trade Journal"