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4.0 out of 5 stars Great version of the book of the Dead
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...
Published on 23 July 1997

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1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy the Kindle edition!
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 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great version of the book of the Dead, 23 July 1997
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Ancient Egypt explored, 11 Aug. 2011
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RR Waller "ISeneca" (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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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
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy the Kindle edition!, 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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2.0 out of 5 stars For the real fanatic, not the amateur, 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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4.0 out of 5 stars the inclusion and transliteration of many names and deities makes this an excellent reference and learning tool, 15 Jan. 2015
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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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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled., 5 July 2014
Yep, this seller is selling these ebooks, which are taken without permission from the free site, GlobalGrey. All his books are from that website, and are available there for free.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book, 19 Jun. 2014
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I bought the book for my home library. I haven't read it yet. What more can I say about it?
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1.0 out of 5 stars This person (Sotger) has taken books from my site (globalgrey) ..., 5 July 2014
This person (Sotger) has taken books from my site (globalgrey) (where they are completely free) and which I worked hard on formatting, and is selling them on Kindle, passing them off as their own.
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