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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (8 Aug. 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1463727429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463727420
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 July 1997
Format: Paperback
Mr. Budge's book is a wonderfull translation, and transliteration of this famous Ancient Egyptian document. With the heiroglyphics included in the transliteration, one is also able to study heiroglyphic translation as one reads the various chapters. Because the heiroglyphics are placed in the book as uniform graphics, the continuity of the pictures, helps the reader more efficiently follow the transliteration, thereby helping the reader deduce what symbols mean what, and thereby adding another facet to this wonderfull volume. The only drawback to this book, is the lack of photographs of the actual papyri. This problem is significant in some respects, but overall this volume is able to clearly define all of those items that the ancients felt were vital to get one (a deceased one) into the afterlife.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RR Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Aug. 2011
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Sir E Wallis Budge was a controversial member of the British Museum staff who purchased a book of the dead, "The Papyrus of Ani" in 1881. It was unique, the first book of the dead to be discovered intact, in this case, seventy-eight feet in length; surprisingly, to the astonishment of colleagues, he later cut into thirty-eight equal-sized sections to facilitate his study of the hieroglyphics.
In a distinguished career as an Egyptologist, he wrote many books, developed the world's knowledge of the ancient country and expanded the British Museum's Egyptian collection enormously.
This well-illustrated text, (although few are in colour) contains full reproductions of books of the dead, including the Papyrus of Ani, and complete translations of their content.
It is a very good - but scholarly and without frills - introduction to ancient Egyptian religion, funeral rites and attitudes to death and life after death. Interestingly, the more familiar one becomes with Egyptian religious rituals and ideas, the more familiar they seem; the roots of modern religious beliefs and practices seem to lie just beneath the desert sands.
Recommended, especially at this price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Cooper on 10 May 2014
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Even at 77p this is overpriced. I have a hard copy of this book and it is an excellent book. Unfortunately the Kindle edition does not support the images, so there are great gaps in the text, which make it almost impossible to read!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Sept. 1999
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I have a great interest in Ancient Egypt, and have read a great deal about it. I thought that this book would interest me, but in fact, it's very dusty, dry and for the real academic. It must be remembered also that it was originally published in 1895, which makes the style seem extremely pedantic and old fashioned. Perhaps once I have done more deep research into the topic, I will come back to this book, but for now, it will gather dust on my book-shelf.
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This is a classic covering much of the material not usually found in this genre. Although it is in some ways dated, the inclusion and transliteration of many names and deities makes this an excellent reference and learning tool. I would highly recommend this publication to anyone interested in the subject.
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