How To Read The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Barry Kemp

Published: 5 February 2007
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 128 pages
ISBN: 9781862079137
£6.99

Overview

The Egyptians created a world of supernatural forces so vivid, powerful and inescapable that controlling one's destiny within it was a constant preoccupation. In life, supernatural forces manifested themselves through misfortune and illness,and after death were faced for eternity in the Otherworld, along with the divine gods who controlled the universe. The Book of the Dead empowered the reader to overcome the dangers lurking in the Otherworld and to become one with the gods who governed. Barry Kemp selects a number of spells to explore who and what the Egyptians feared and the kind of assistance that the Book offered them, revealing a relationship between the human individual and the divine quite unlike that found in the major faiths of the modern world.


About the author

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Barry Kemp is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Field Director of the Egypt Exploration Society's archaeological expedition to Tell el-Amarna. He is the author of Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization and 100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like an Egyptian. More about the author





 
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