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Uniform Title Pyramid texts. English
Title The ancient Egyptian pyramid texts / translated with an introduction and notes by James P. Allen ; edited by Peter Der Manuelian
Published Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 471 pages)
Series Writings from the ancient world ; no. 23
Writings from the ancient world ; no. 23
Summary The Pyramid Texts are the oldest body of extant literature from ancient Egypt. First carved on the walls of the burial chambers in the pyramids of kings and queens of the Old Kingdom, they provide the earliest comprehensive view of the way in which the ancient Egyptians understood the structure of the universe, the role of the gods, and the fate of human beings after death. Their importance lies in their antiquity and in their endurance throughout the entire intellectual history of ancient Egypt. This volume contains the complete translation of the Pyramid Texts, including new texts recently discovered and published. It incorporates full restorations and readings indicated by post?Old Kingdom copies of the texts and is the first translation that presents the texts in the order in which they were meant to be read in each of the original sources
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-423) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Future life.
Incantations, Egyptian -- Translations into English.
Form Electronic book
Author Allen, James P., 1945-
Der Manuelian, Peter.
LC no. 2005016574
ISBN 1429411066 (electronic bk.)
9781429411066 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)