Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Author: John H. Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Burial
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt Book Excerpt:

Published to coincide with the opening of the refurbished 'mummy' galleries at the British Museum, this book is a highly illustrated introduction to ancient Egyptian attitudes to death and the dead.

Journey Through the Afterlife

Journey Through the Afterlife
Author: John H. Taylor
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780674057500
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Through the Afterlife Book Excerpt:

With contributions from leading scholars and detailed catalog entries that interpret the spells and painted scenes, this fascinating and important work affords a greater understanding of ancient Egyptian belief systems and poignantly reveals the hopes and fears about the world beyond death.

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile
Author: Helen Strudwick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-03
ISBN: 9781907804717
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death on the Nile Book Excerpt:

Reflects the continuing public fascination with Ancient Egyptian coffins, mummies and burials.

Ancient Egypt Death And The Afterlife

Ancient Egypt   Death And The Afterlife
Author: Kenda Plummer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Death Burial and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Death  Burial  and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Author: James F. Romano
Publsiher: Carnegie Museum of Natural
Total Pages: 41
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife

The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife
Author: Erik Hornung
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780801485152
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a survey about what is known about the Ancient Egyptians' vision of the afterlife and an examination of these beliefs that were written down in books that were later discovered in royal tombs. The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book of the Dead, which was intended to offer practical assistance on the journey to the afterlife, to the detailed accounts of the hereafter provided in the Books of the Netherworld. The author looks closely at these latter works, while summarizing the contents of the Book of the Dead and other widely studied examples of the genre. For each composition, he discusses the history of its ancient transmission and its decipherment in modern times, supplying bibliographic information for any text editions. He also seeks to determine whether this literature as a whole presents a monolithic conception of the afterlife. The volume features many drawings from the books themselves.

Mummification

Mummification
Author: Pietro Testa
Publsiher: Harmakis Edizioni
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-24
ISBN: 8831427210
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mummification Book Excerpt:

"Ah, Unis! You certainly didn't go dead, but you went alive!" This assertion addressed to the late King Unis of the 6th dynasty is a prelude to the content of this book: funeral rituals in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians, loving life very much, tried to continue it after death. To fulfill this hope, they subtly and logically exploited the concepts of religion and magic based essentially on the myth of Osiris' bloody death and rebirth united with the sun, the principle of light and life on earth and in the afterlife. The historical and cultural memory accompanied the problem of death during the historical arc of Egypt, providing a series of religious speculations of the myths expressed in written and oral canons that characterized the preparation for the journey to the mysterious world of the other life. We realize then that the origin of the mechanism of death and rebirth of the human being starts from the death and rebirth of the gods, from the animation of their painted or plastic images, the receptacle of their heavenly power and strength on earth.

Journey to the West

Journey to the West
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 22
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Afterlife

Afterlife
Author: Gary A. Stilwell
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2005-01
ISBN: 0595342809
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afterlife Book Excerpt:

"Afterlife" argues that proper conduct was believed essential for determining one's post-mortem judgment from the earliest periods in ancient Egypt and Greece. Part one examines Plato's eschatological myths regarding conduct as it affects one's afterlife fate. Part two traces the evolution of afterlife beliefs from Homer to the Dramatists and demonstrates that post-mortem reward and retribution, based on one's conduct, is already found in Homer. Pythagoreanism and Orphism further develop the afterlife beliefs that will have such enormous impact on Plato and later Christianity. The third part examines Egyptian religious texts of the 5th to 18th Dynasties for their understanding of virtues and vices that have afterlife consequences. In part four, the relationship between behavior and the afterlife beliefs of both societies are compared. In the earliest periods, the afterlife texts appear to be concerned only with the elite: the king in Egypt's Pyramid Texts and the heroes in Homeric Greece. Nevertheless, we show that, from the earliest times, both societies believed that the gods, primarily Maat in Egypt and Dike in Greece, were responsible for the proper ordering of the cosmos and anyone's violations of that order would reap the direst consequence--the loss of a beneficent afterlife.

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt
Author: Salima Ikram
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt Book Excerpt:

This well-illustrated book explores all aspects of death in ancient Egypt, including beliefs of the afterlife, mummification, the protection of the body, tombs and their construction and decoration, funerary goods, and the funeral itself. It also addresses the relationship between the living and the dead, and the magico-religious interaction of these two in ancient Egyptian culture.

Osiris

Osiris
Author: Bojana Mojsov
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1405143568
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osiris Book Excerpt:

Bojana Mojsov tells the story of the cult of Osiris from beginning to end, sketching its development throughout 3,000 years of Egyptian history. Draws together the numerous records about Osiris from the third millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt. Demonstrates that the cult of Osiris was the most popular and enduring of the ancient religions. Shows how the cult provided direct antecedents for many ideas, traits and customs in Christianity, including the concept of the trinity, baptism in the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist. Reveals the cult’s influence on other western mystical traditions and groups, such as the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons. Written for a general, as well as a scholarly audience.

The Two Brothers

The Two Brothers
Author: Ann Rosalie David
Publsiher: Rutherford PressLtd
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Two Brothers Book Excerpt:

In this study of one of the most important undisturbed tombs from ancient Egypt, Professor Rosalie David discusses the burial equipment and mummified bodies of Khnum-Nakkt and Nakht-Ankh, the "Two Brothers", exploring what they can tell us about the lives and expectations of two ordinary yet remarkable individuals from Egypt's Middle Kingdom.

Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt

Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt
Author: Jan Assmann
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2005-10-13
ISBN: 0801464862
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt Book Excerpt:

"Human beings," the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, "are the animals that have to live with the knowledge of their death, and culture is the world they create so they can live with that knowledge." In his new book, Assmann explores images of death and of death rites in ancient Egypt to provide startling new insights into the particular character of the civilization as a whole. Drawing on the unfamiliar genre of the death liturgy, he arrives at a remarkably comprehensive view of the religion of death in ancient Egypt. Assmann describes in detail nine different images of death: death as the body being torn apart, as social isolation, the notion of the court of the dead, the dead body, the mummy, the soul and ancestral spirit of the dead, death as separation and transition, as homecoming, and as secret. Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt also includes a fascinating discussion of rites that reflect beliefs about death through language and ritual.

Journey to the West

Journey to the West
Author: Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 22
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Egypt
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Ancient Egyptian Tombs
Author: Steven Snape
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN: 1405120894
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Egyptian Tombs Book Excerpt:

This book explores the development of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in ancient Egypt and examines what tombs reveal about ancient Egyptian culture and Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife. Investigates the roles of tombs in the development of funerary practices Draws on a range of data, including architecture, artifacts and texts Discusses tombs within the context of everyday life in Ancient Egypt Stresses the importance of the tomb as an eternal expression of the self

Myths of the Afterlife Made Easy

Myths of the Afterlife Made Easy
Author: Annamaria Hemingway
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2011-06-16
ISBN: 1846948932
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of the Afterlife Made Easy Book Excerpt:

Almost every religious mythology contains the primordial motif of death and rebirth and portrays the posthumous journey of the deceased following death. Myths of the afterlife exist in all cultures, including that of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, Babylonians, Romans and Celts and continue to manifest in living faiths such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Although human consciousness has evolved over time, the mystery of death remains beyond rational perception and gives rise to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Inquiring whether death may be a transition to rebirth requires looking back into the universal language of myth, which symbolizes the germ of life existing in an afterlife state. As will be shown, this ancient model of the otherworldly journey and resurrection continues to appear in the near-death experience.

Life of an Egyptian Mummy

Life of an Egyptian Mummy
Author: Ruth Owen
Publsiher: Av2 by Weigl
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-07-15
ISBN: 9781489676740
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Life Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Life  Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Author: Terry G. Wilfong
Publsiher: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan Museum Art
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780974187389
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt Book Excerpt:

The elaborately decorated coffin of Djehutymose, a priest of the ancient Egyptian god Horus from around 625-580 BC, is one of the central artifacts of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology's Egyptian collection. Using the images and texts from the coffin along with related artifacts in the Kelsey Museum, Egyptologist T. G. Wilfong explores what the coffin tells us about ancient Egyptian ideas of life, death, and the afterlife.

Anubis

Anubis
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors,Markus Carabas
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN: 9781727530650
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anubis Book Excerpt:

*Includes pictures *Includes ancient accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "When Nephthys gave birth to Anubis, Isis treated the child as if it were her own; for Nephthys is that which is beneath the earth and invisible, Isis that which is above the earth and visible; and the circle which touches these, called the horizon, being common to both, has received the name Anubis, and is represented in form like a dog; for the dog can see with his eyes both by night and by day alike." To the ancient Egyptians, as was the case with any society made up of inquiring humans, the world was a confusing and often terrifying place of destruction, death and unexplained phenomena. In order to make sense of such an existence, they resorted to teleological stories. Giving a phenomenon a story made it less horrifying, and it also helped them make sense of the world around them. Unsurprisingly, then, the ancient Egyptian gods permeated every aspect of existence. Given the abundance of funerary artifacts that have been found within the sands of Egypt, it sometimes seems as though the Ancient Egyptians were more concerned with the matters of the afterlife than they were with matters of the life they experienced from day to day. This is underscored most prominently by the pyramids, which have captured the world's imagination for centuries. Thus, it's little surprise that Anubis was one of the most important gods in the Egyptian pantheon. The image of Anubis, with his jet-black jackal's head downturned in merciless judgment, continues to inspire artists and neo-Pagans today. There is something about this somber figure that has made him stand the test of time and allowed him to survive while so many gods and goddesses have fallen from memory in the wake of newer religions that are aided by a more interconnected world. Perhaps it is because Anubis is associated with death, or maybe it's because the lack of references to him in Egypt's literary and archaeological record invites multiple interpretations. It also may be due to his appearances in the most emotive works of ancient Egyptian art, notably the vignettes from tombs depicting the mysterious journey of the dead, which beckon viewers to imagine an unearthly, poetic view of death so far removed from modern conceptions. In a sense, Anubis is both awful and majestic. To the ancient Egyptians, however, Anubis evolved over millennia, and even though his image may strike fear into modern hearts, in ancient times, his appearance was somewhat comforting to those who feared the invisible spirits inhabiting all things beside the Nile. Just as the dog is today a figure of protection against violence and trespass, so too was Anubis a figure whose fearsome aspect was a source of comfort for those following the code of their religion, ensuring their piety would be defendable in the Hall of Justice at the end of their lives. How his image was taken up by later cultures, ones who were not acolytes of the ancient Egyptian religion, is fascinating and a testament to human imagination. Anubis: The History and Legacy of the Ancient Egyptian God of the Afterlife looks at the god that had such a decisive impact on the Egyptians' concepts of death and afterlife. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Anubis like never before.

Hieroglyphs and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Hieroglyphs and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Author: Werner Forman,Stephen Quirke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hieroglyphs and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt Book Excerpt:

Egyptologist Stephen Quirke sets out the history of the texts designed to guarantee life beyond death, from the Pyramid Texts for kings and queens, c.2400 BC, to the Book of the Dead used by king and subject alike after 1600 BC. The literature that flourished for millennia met its end under the combined pressures of Greek-speaking government, Roman occupation, and conversion to Christianity.