Trending on Biblio: The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Trending on Biblio: The Egyptian Book of the Dead
The Egyptian Book of the Dead – listed by “The Book Collector” shop.

 

Recently, folks have been flocking to Biblio to see this copy of “The Egyptian Book of the Dead” offered for sale. I wonder what inspired this sudden enthusiasm for Egyptology?

The Egyptian Book of the Dead. The Most Ancient and the Most Important of the Extant Religious Texts of Ancient Egypt, with various chapters on its history, symbolism, etc, etc. Together with a translation, revised as to certain details of M Paul Pierret by Charles H S Davis

Charles Davis translated and edited the French edition of Pierret’s Le Livre Des Morts Des Anciens Égyptiens and updated it with additional research.

The Book of the Dead offers and excellent section titled: the Mythology and Religion of Primitive Peoples; The Egyptian Pantheon, with illustrations of some of the important deities; The Mythology of Ancient Egyptians.

‘The Book of the Dead‘ is the common name for the ancient Egyptian funerary text known as ‘The Book of Coming ‘[or ‘Going‘]’ Forth By Day‘. The book of the dead was a description of the ancient Egyptian conception of the afterlife and a collection of hymns, spells, and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife.

You can browse other Egyptology books on Biblio.

Learn more about this specific copy of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, it’s provenance, and condition…

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Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books.

You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie’s Pocket.



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