Hieroglyphs and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Hieroglyphs and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt


By (author) Werner Forman, By (author) Stephen Quirke

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  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 225mm x 288mm x 23mm | 1,184g
  • Publication date: 31 December 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Oklahoma
  • ISBN 10: 0806127511
  • ISBN 13: 9780806127514
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, maps

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Quirke is an Egyptian antiquities curator at the British Museum. He tells the history of three texts designed to guarantee life beyond death the Pyramid Texts, the Coffin Texts, and the Book of the Dead and discusses a pharaonic tradition that spanned 3,000 years. Illustrated with color photographs by Forman. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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