Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead


published on 09 January 2013

The Egyptian Book of the Dead was known in ancient Egypt as `The Book of Coming Forth by Day' and contains spells and prayers to help the deceased in navigating the safest route to the afterlife in the Field of Reeds. Composed c. 1550 BCE, the work reflects the most deeply held beliefs of the ancient Egyptians and provides fascinating insight into the culture. R. O. Faulkner's translation is clear, concise, and beautiful and is an excellent work for either the beginning student or the expert. This is the translation of the work featured in the gift shop of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (The Egyptian Museum) in Cairo, Egypt and is highly recommended.

About the Reviewer

Joshua J. Mark
A freelance writer and part-time Professor of Philosophy at Marist College, New York, Joshua J. Mark has lived in Greece and Germany and traveled through Egypt. He teaches ancient history, writing, literature, and philosophy.

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