• Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • Concept:The Egyptian Book of the Dead provided instructions for a mythicjourney from this world to the afterlife.
  • Egyptian Book of the Dead: Written by scribes and illustrated by artists,this series of books was like a map to the Afterlife.

DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt


I've loved ancient Egypt ever since my childhood days of hanging around the Egyptian floors of the Walters Art Gallery and the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Tales of Ancient Egypt, a children's collection of Egyptian myths by Roger Lancelyn Green, was one of my favorite books at age seven. By junior high I was chewing on Budge's antiquated translation of the The Egyptian Book of the Dead. While working on an MA in Mythological Studies, I've had a chance to review more scholarly and recent books on Egyptian myths and legends.

Raymond O. Faulkner's translation of The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a museum-quality presentation of the "Papyrus of Ani," a lushly-illustrated New Kingdom edition of the classic Egyptian text buried with the dead as a guidebook to help them reach the blessed afterlife.


Egyptian Book of the Dead Lesson - Art History - KinderArt

The EGYPT BOOK includes complete instructions, patterns and full color photos to create:
Short Sword
Nile Spear
War Club
New Kingdom Bronze Axe
Crescent Axe
Pharaoh’s Belt
Neck Armor
Wrist Armor
Egyptian Shield
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