Translated from the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum and accompanied by illustrations of ancient Egyptian art and artifacts, this collection of ancient Egyptian texts includes a range of words of power and prayer, myths, spells and incantations, hymns, and more....
|Title||:||The Book of the Dead: The Hieroglyphic Transcript and Translation into English of the Ancient Egyptian Papyrus of Ani|
|Number of Pages||:||704 Pages|
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The Book of the Dead: The Hieroglyphic Transcript and Translation into English of the Ancient Egyptian Papyrus of Ani Reviews
The book got the star rating it did because of two things: one, the formatting of the text (it was bogged down in footnotes), and two, Budge's less-than-subtle Christian slant. As much as I enjoy a good book on comparative religion, this really wasn't the time or place. As such, I side-eyed a lot of the talk about morality in ancient Egypt and the "savagery" of the people. Ugh. I suppose that's just the edition I had, however. That being said, The Papyrus of Ani itself was quite beautiful. It was almost like poetry sometimes, and I found myself going back and rereading certain lines of the text which I particularly enjoyed. I admit I don't know how accurate the translation was, but all-in-all, I still think this was a good introductory book.
An Excellent View of One of the Earliest Conceptions of the After Life The Papyrus of Ani from the XXVII Dynasty (1500-1400 BC) is one of the earliest, most completed, and most beautifully illuminated exemplars of papyri known as a " Book of the Dead", or guide to the Egyptian After Life. As such it has received scrupulous attention by scholars and Egyptologists to ensure, as much as possible, an accurate translation and scholarly interpretation of the this most important primary historical document. I strongly urge all readers with a general interest in the history of the world of the Ancients and in particular those with an interest in Ancient Egypt to read this text.
I could not read this book on my Kindle. It looked like scanned images of text. They were blurry, painted with a white backdrop, and exceedingly cheap feeling. The content was fairly drab too. I love me some Egyptian lore, but I couldn't make it past a couple of chapters before the headaches started setting in. I had to put this one away and move on.
Not an easy read, but goes through the entire Papyrus of Ani.
This is not my book cover :(Very interesting; translation of the hieroglyphs which are printed alongside