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The Egyptian Heaven and Hell: Volume I (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By E. A. Wallis Budge

Routledge

278 pages

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This is the first of three volumes, first published in 1906, which explore the Egyptian theology of the afterlife. It contains the complete hieroglyphic text of the Book Åm-Tuat, with translations and reproductions of all the illustrations. This text, at least in the form that we have it, was produced by the priests of Åmen-Rā at Thebes, with the intention of demonstrating that their god was the overlord of all the gods, and the supreme power in the universe.

The object of all the Books of the Other World was to provide the dead with a ‘guide’ or ‘handbook,’ containing a description of the regions through which their souls would have to pass on their way to the Kingdom of Osiris, and which would supply them with the words of power and magical names necessary for an unimpeded journey from this world to the next.

Table of Contents

The Book Åm-Tuat: The Title of the Work 1. The First Division, or Western Vestibule, of the Tuat 2. The Second Division of the Tuat 3. The Third Division of the Tuat 4. The Fourth Division of the Tuat 5. The Fifth Division of the Tuat 6. The Sixth Division of the Tuat 7. The Seventh Division of the Tuat 8. The Eighth Division of the Tuat 9. The Ninth Division of the Tuat 10. The Tenth Division of the Tuat 11. The Eleventh Division of the Tuat 12. The Twelfth Division, or Eastern Vestibule of the Tuat

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HIS002030
HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt