The Egyptian Book of the Dead Analytical Essay by InterGroupEx

The Egyptian Book of the Dead
A look at this collection of magic spells and formulas.
# 1632 | 2,486 words | 5 sources | 2001 | RO
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in History (Middle Eastern) , Religion and Theology (Other) , Archaeology (General)

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This paper discusses the "Book of the Dead", an ancient Egyptian guide to the afterlife. The paper also discusses the archeological finds associated with it and the papyri of the book itself.

From the Paper:

"The Book of the Dead has been erroneously considered by enthusiasts of ancient Egyptian civilization to be comparable to the Torah, the Old and New Testaments, or the Qu'ran as an example of revealed religious truth: in short, to have been the "Bible" of the ancient Egyptians. A far better modern comparison would be with the older form of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, which was also a compilation of texts and prayers and contained spells to ward off evil influences."

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