First full illustrated translation with Egyptian transliteration, aiming to present with their individual histories all the compositions on prt m hrw "Book of the Dead" papyri from the New Kingdom to Ptolemaic Period. The volume gives at least one version of every written composition, together with one or more images for the essential pictorial component of all writings for which illustrations are known. Writings at the margins or outside the prt m hrw corpus, including all ascribed "Book of the Dead" numbers in Egyptological publications, are included in the final section. The translations are supported by a thematic and historical introduction and closing glossary.
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Stephen Quirke is Professor of Egyptology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He was previously curator of hieratic manuscripts at the British Museum, and curator at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL.His publications include Hidden Hands: Egyptian workforces in Petrie excavation archives, 1880-1924 (2010), Going out in Daylight: the Egyptian Book of the Dead – translation, sources, meanings (2013), Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt (2014), Birth tusks: the armoury of health in context (2016).
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