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?
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‘ 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.
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