The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

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The Book of the Dead is the name now given to a collection of religious and magical texts known to the ancient Egyptians as The Chapters of Coming-forth by Day. Their principal aim was to secure for the deceased a satisfactory afterlife and to give him the power to leave his tomb when necessary. Copies of The Book of the Dead written on papyrus rolls were placed in the tombs of important Egyptians, each roll containing a selection of chapters. Many examples have survived from antiquity, dating mostly from c. 1500 BCE-250 ...

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead 1990, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292704251

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Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead 1989, British Museum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780714109466

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