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

1st Edition

By E. A. Wallis Budge


306 pages

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This is the second of three volumes, first published in 1906, which explore the Egyptian theology of the afterlife. It contains the complete hieroglyphic text of the short form of the Åm-Tuat and of the Book of Gates, with translations and reproductions of all the illustrations. In the Book of Gates the doctrines of the sophisticated cult of Osiris are prominent: they affirm that the beatified live for ever in the kingdom of Osiris, and feed daily upon his eternal body.

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 Short Form of the Book Åm-Tuat 1. The Alabaster Sarcophagus of Seti I; Appendix: Belzoni’s Account of His Discovery of the Tomb of Seti I; 2. The Western Vestibule, or Ante-Chamber of the Tuat 3. The First Gate 4. The Second Gate 5. The Third Gate 6. The Fourth Gate 7. The Judgement Hall of Osiris 8. The Fifth Gate 9. The Sixth Gate 10. The Seventh Gate 11. The Eighth Gate 12. The Ninth Gate 13. The Tenth Gate 14. The Eleventh Gate

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Subject Categories

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