Spells for Eternity: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead by John H. Taylor hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
The British Museum Press, 2010, Paperback.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Spells for Eternity presents an accessible and beautifully illustrated introduction to the Books of the Dead the collections of magical spells on papyrus that the Egyptians believed would help them safely reach their afterlife. It presents a concise introduction to the perennially fascinating subject of ancient Egyptian attitudes to death and the dead. The British Museum holds an unequalled collection of Book of the Dead manuscripts on papyri. New photography captures the exquisite detail of the painted vignettes that accompany the spells. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum.
128 pages. Bibliography. 7¾” x 7¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £5.00 on my delightful website… (added to my History Egyptian category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…