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by John H. Taylor


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The Book of the Dead is not a single text but a compilation of spells that the ancient Egyptians believed would assist them in the afterlife as they made their perilous journey toward the realm of the gods and the ultimate state of eternity. No two copies are identical.

The Book of the Dead is not a single text but a compilation of spells that the ancient Egyptians believed would assist them in the afterlife as they made their perilous journey toward the realm of the gods and the ultimate state of eternity. The spells are often accompanied by colored vignettes.

Journey Through the Afterlife. Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Journey Through the Afterlife. Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. The Book of the Dead is not a single text but a compilation of spells that the ancient Egyptians believed would assist them in the afterlife as they made their perilous journey toward the realm of the gods and the ultimate state of eternity.

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Journey Through the Afterlife takes examples from dozens of papyrus roles that have been recovered to discuss their purpose, the Egyptian view of death and the afterlife, burial practices and the act of preparing the rolls themselves

Journey Through the Afterlife takes examples from dozens of papyrus roles that have been recovered to discuss their purpose, the Egyptian view of death and the afterlife, burial practices and the act of preparing the rolls themselves. Each chapter ends with several examples of what was discussed, often including supplementary information in their explanatory passages. I was surprised by how many of the medieval views of magic (which I studied in university and elsewhere) started in Egypt. For example: the belief that words have power, both when spoken and written.

Journey through the afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead will show off the museum's collection of papyri, a rare and very fragile collection of. .Curator John H Taylor gave BBC News a tour of the exhibition.

Journey through the afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead will show off the museum's collection of papyri, a rare and very fragile collection of spells which were designed to guide the dead safely into eternal life. The exhibition will include the longest Book of the Dead in the world, the Greenfield Papyrus, which is 37 metres long and has never been shown publicly in its entirety before.

John Taylor, curator of a new London exhibition, "Journey Through the Afterlife: Egyptian Book of the . Ancient Egyptians also believed they would have to endure a ritual known as "the weighing of the heart" before a monster in the underworld known as the Devourer.

John Taylor, curator of a new London exhibition, "Journey Through the Afterlife: Egyptian Book of the Dead," told CNN. Spells, mummies and amulets. Gallery: 'Passport' to paradise. If their hearts were pure, they could pass into the next life; if not, the heart would be eaten. Mark Smith, a professor of Egyptology at Oxford University, explained that treatment of the body was also a crucial part of the funerary process.

Ancient Egyptian afterlife beliefs were centered around a variety of complex rituals, that were influenced by many aspects of Egyptian culture. Religion was a major contributor, since it was an important social practice that bound all Egyptians together. For instance, many of the Egyptian gods played roles in guiding the souls of the dead through the afterlife. With the evolution of writing, religious ideals were recorded and quickly spread throughout the Egyptian community

Ancient Egypt, Mythology.

Ancient Egypt, Mythology.

Every nation (Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans) had its own .

Every nation (Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans) had its own calendar  . We’ve gone through the mechanics of project management all the way from the flick of your key stakeholders’ wrist, starting the project engine to Initiate the project, down through the valley of Planning and over the hills of Executing, drifting sideways through the Release and ending with a slick, skidding, parking-brake stop at Closing. Whew, what a rush! Okay, what that really means is that.

The Book of the Dead guided ancient Egyptians through death and on to the .

The Book of the Dead guided ancient Egyptians through death and on to the afterlife, as a forthcoming British Museum exhibition will show, writes Vanessa Thorpe. According to John Taylor, the British Museum's expert in these ancient last rites, the best way to think of The Book of the Dead is as a reassuring map to the afterlife. It is a kind of a combination of a spell, a talisman and a passport, with some travel insurance thrown in too," he explains. Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, sponsored by BP, is at the British Museum, London WC1, 4 November until 6 March.


Comments: (7)

Gajurus
Awesome compilation of information from and about various version of the "The Book of the Dead". Nice detailed work without being "overly scholarly and boring." Beautifully illustrated.
Cells
Was really nice
ME
A substantial resource brought together by well-known experts in the field: historians, conservators, and specialist scholars demonstrating world-wide expertise on a complex system of religious belief and ritual practice. This volume has the most expert and comprehensive illustrations of the highest quality of any comparable production to date.
Nalmergas
Beautiful book!
Eigonn
Book was delivered in great condition.
lets go baby
Rather than translating the Book of the Dead, Journey Through the Afterlife analyzes its contents and its context. Chapters by various authors describe how the Book of the Dead (BD) developed, how it was produced, who used it (most Egyptians couldn't afford a copy), and how it fit in with other Egyptian preparations with the afterlife. Several more chapters describe the themes in the BD itself, and the overall picture of the afterlife that it draws.

Because Journey Through the Afterlife doubles as a catalogue for a British Museum exhibit, 161 capsule descriptions of artifacts from the exhibit are interspersed with the chapters. Most of them are sections from various BD papyri, photographed in very great detail. The rest are various objects related to death and burial—mainly coffins, amulets, and other burial goods. It's a real wealth of information, and surprisingly cheap for a book with such expensive, photo-quality pages.

If you want a translation of the BD, look at one of the Raymond Faulkner editions. Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead is solid, but the best option is The Papyrus of Ani, which has introductory sections on the nature of the BD and, most importantly, a commentary for every BD spell. Reading Journey Through the Afterlife together with The Papyrus of Ani would give a pretty thorough understanding of the Book of the Dead.
lacki
This is an unbelievable bargain as a book. Sumptuous, thorough, full of the most exquisite pictures and definitive articles. I have no idea how they can sell this book and make any money out of it. It is completely stunning, a triumph of the museum art. Page after page of the best the British Museum has to offer (and, really, that is as good as it gets).

If you have the slightest interest in Egyptology or have been seduced by various "Books of the Dead" (I was weaned on Wallis Budge) buy this book.
An opinion by the author not a fact. A statement on how to read the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead? Maybe, but I am not sure what I am learning here from the book. But the pictures are nice. Another book: The Fourth Sapphire Tablet of M. Tuthamenhaten has some information to appreciate and the foreword about Toth and the afterlife is just something out of here.
Journey Through the Afterlife: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead download epub
Other Religions Practices & Sacred Texts
Author: John H. Taylor
ISBN: 071411989X
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Other Religions Practices & Sacred Texts
Language: English
Publisher: British Museum Press; New ed. edition (October 1, 2010)