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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press (25 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714131423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714131429
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 0.6 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,013,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Magic, mystery and the complex beliefs of this fascinating culture are all explored with authority and enthusiasm."
--Teach Primary, Vol. 4.8

There are spells for escaping from demons, for turning into a snake or a heron, for not having your head cut off or for allowing you to drink water. Richard Parkinson, curator of Egyptian antiquities at the BM, proves an excellent guide, explaining how to read the papyrus and to decipher the hieroglyphs, pointing out fascinating details, tenderness between husband and wife, poetry and mystery --Books for Keeps, January 2011

This is a very interesting book with lots of facts. One interesting fact is that when you enter the afterlife your heart is weighed to see if you have had a good life. If you fail the test, the eater of the dead will swallow your heart! ... I would recommend this book and give it a score of 10 out of 10. --Young Archaeologist, Issue 146, Winter 2010 - Ellie Tomlinson, Age 9.

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Richard Parkinson is a curator of Egyptian antiquities at the British Museum.

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By medieval1961 on 25 July 2014
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Beginning of the Nile 19 Nov. 2013
By Raborn - Published on
Format: Paperback
I understand the frustration. I seem to can't find the papyrus of hunefer that states where they came from. I only read about it in Dr ben books or muata ashby and any other historian on the subject. I don't know why they did not take a picture of it like everything else I don't know if this even fact anymore I have been advocating it for years and not one author quotes what line it is in. If you find it please post it.
This is not Hunefer's coming forth by day and be night 5 Aug. 2013
By Izsaka Nkrumah - Published on
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I was expecting a copy of Hunefer's Papyrus of coming forth by day where it describes where they came from the beginning of the Nile where God Hapi dwells. Instead it seems that the writers at the British Museum used an ambiguous copy to make their own commentary Its now Hunefer's coming forth.
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