Spells for Eternity: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

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  • This attractive and concise introduction to the Books of the Dead explores the collection of magical spells on papyrus that the Egyptians believed would help them safely reach their afterlife. Brand new photography captures the exquisite detail of the painted vignettes that accompany the spells. For most Egyptians, life on earth was short. However death was not an end; it was merely the entering of a new phase of being. They believed that the afterlife was a real place, but various obstacles, torments and judgements had to be overcome to reach it. To ensure safe passage, wealthy Egyptians took with them specially commissioned compilations of spells, written on papyrus rolls.

    Through these fragile papyrus texts and graphic vignettes and a selection of other objects from tombs, this enlightening book revealed what the ancient Egyptians believed lay between life and the afterlife.

  • Product code: cmc19908
    Details: Paperback with flaps
    Exhibition: Journey through the afterlife
    Author: John H. Taylor
    ISBN: 978 0 7141 1990 8
    Number of pages: 128 pages
    Size: 195 x 195 mm
    llustrations: 100 colour illustrations
    Publication date: November 2010
    Weight: 0.384kg
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