Book of the dead : becoming god in ancient Egypt

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Full title: Book of the dead : becoming god in ancient Egypt / edited by Foy Scalf, with new object photography by Kevin Bryce Lowry.
Other authors: Scalf, Foy, (Editor)
Lowry, Kevin Bryce, (Photographer)
Format: Book           


Summary: This book explores what the Book of the Dead was to the ancient Egyptians, what it means to us today, what it was believed to do, how it worked, how it was made, and ultimately what happened to it. Edited by Foy Scalf, PhD, this volume includes fourteen essays showcasing the latest research on the Book of the Dead written by thirteen internationally renown experts as well as a complete catalog of the forty-five objects on display in an associated exhibit at the Oriental Institute Museum. Two famous Book of the Dead papyri, Papyrus Milbank and Papyrus Ryerson, are reproduced in their entirety with full-color photographs among nearly 400 illustrations for the first time. Discover how the ancient Egyptians controlled their immortal destiny and sought close association with the gods through the Book of the Dead.-- publisher's description.
Other authors: Scalf, Foy, (Editor), Lowry, Kevin Bryce, (Photographer)
Language: English
Published: Chicago : Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2017.
Classmark: FRE.L /525609
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Series: Oriental Institute Museum publications ; 39.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 1614910383
9781614910381