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    DescriptionFor millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. This reissue of "The Egyptian Book of the Dead", a perennial favorite, features a newly designed cover. Inside, the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani - the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered - is restored in its original sequences of text and artwork. Four exquisitely illustrated gatefold spreads and an acclaimed translation by two noted Egyptologists showcase the Papyrus' elaborately bordered images and convey its intended sense of motion and meaning. For scholars and enthusiasts interested in a wide range of topics - from mysticism and philosophy to anthropology and astronomy - this sumptuous and accessible new edition will be an essential acquisition.


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    Title
    Egyptian Book of the Dead
    Subtitle
    The Book of Going Forth by Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Raymond Faulkner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 174
    Width: 244 mm
    Height: 356 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 1,080 g
    Language
    Egyptian
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811864893
    ISBN 10: 0811864898
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: VX
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24700
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    DC22: 299.31
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A13364000
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: VX, QRAX, QRSA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    80 full colour illus
    Publisher
    CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Publication date
    02 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    California
    Author Information
    Carol Andrews is a former curator of the Deapartment of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum. James Wasserman is an author and book designer whose innovative vision shaped this unique book. Dr. Ogden Goelet is a professor of Egyptian Language and Culture at New York University. Dr. Raymond Faulkner (1894-1982) was a renowned British Egyptologist, the translator of many key Egyptological texts, and author of numerous scholarly publications.
    Review quote
    ROBERT S. BIANCHI, ARCHAEOLOGYThe Egyptian Book of the Dead is a remarkable volume. It is based on the Papyrus of Ani, which, with the exception of the Rosetta Stone, is the most famous Egyptian object in the collections of the British Museum. Its fame is due in no small part to the quality of the illustrated vignettes that rank among the masterpieces of ancient Egyptian painting. . . I, for one, would hope that readers will henceforth refrain from relying on Budge\'s outdated editions and turn to this volume instead. The price, under $25 dollars paperback; the quality of the large-format plates, several of which include foldouts; the authoritative translation based on that of R.O. Faulkner, which is considered in the opinion of many experts to be one of the best translations, and commentary by Ogden Goelet make this book a must for all libraries.