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    DescriptionThe Egyptians created a world of supernatural forces so vivid, powerful and inescapable, that controlling one's destiny within it was a constant preoccupation. In life, supernatural forces manifested themselves through misfortune and illness, and after death were faced for eternity in the Otherworld along with the divine gods that controlled the universe. "The Book of the Dead" empowered the reader to overcome the dangers lurking in the Otherworld and to become one with the gods that governed. Barry Kemp selects a number of spells to explore who and what the Egyptians feared and the kind of assistance that the Book offered them, revealing a relationship between the human individual and the divine quite unlike that found in the major faiths of the modern world.


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    Title
    How to Read the "Egyptian Book of the Dead"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barry Kemp
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862079137
    ISBN 10: 1862079137
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    DC22: 299.31
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, REL114000
    Thema V1.0: QRSA
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    05 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Barry Kemp is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Field Director of The Egypt Exploration Society's archaeological expedition to Tell el-Amarna. He is the author of Ancient Egypt; Anatomy of a Civilization and 100 Hieroglyphs.
    Review quote
    * 'A capsule key to the ancient Egyptian mind' Dr. Norman Hammond, Archaeology Correspondent, The Times * 'Excellent, unusual and arresting...This is most certainly a book that will challenge and reward' New World * 'A fascinating tour of the most significant hieroglyphs and the people who created them' VeloCity magazine