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Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life

By: E. A. Wallis Budge
Published By: Double9 Books
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The novel "Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life" is a comprehensive study of ancient Egyptian religious texts that persuades the reader that the Egyptians believed in a single God who was the maker of the heavens, earth, and underworld as well as the sky and the sea, men and women, animals and birds, fish and creeping things, trees and plants, as well as the incorporeal beings who served as the messengers to the underworld. E. A. Wallis Budge, a prominent Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the illustrious British Museum, provides an interesting insight into the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. explains the enigmatic rituals of the ancient Egyptians, including mummification, and their religious tenets. Osiris, the god of the afterlife and the underworld, Ra, the solar god, and other lesser deities. This book compiles all of the tales, theories, and ideas that existed in ancient Egypt regarding the afterlife. It can be extremely challenging at times to reconcile the statements and beliefs of a writer from one period with those of a writer from another due to the size of the literature in Egypt that deals with these subjects and the fact that, as was to be expected, it is the result of several thousands of years.

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E. A. Wallis Budge

E.A. Wallis Budge spent his life from 1857 to 1934. From 1894 to 1924, Budge oversaw the collection of Egyptian and Assyrian artifacts at the British Museum. He was also a Hebrew Scholar, a Tyrwhitt Scholar at the University of Cambridge, and a Former Scholar of Christ's College. He amassed a sizable collection of papyri texts in Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian. He took part in a lot of archaeological excavations in Sudan, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Papyrus of Ani, popularly known as the Egyptian Book of the Dead, was translated by Budge. He also examined a number of Egyptian rituals, languages, and religious practices. His written contributions included a comprehensive dictionary of hieroglyphs, translated manuscripts, and hieroglyphs. The published writings of Budge covered a wide range of Egyptian cultural topics, including religion, mythology, and magical rituals. In 1920, he was knighted. On November 23, 1934, E.A. Wallis Budge passed away in London, England. In the recently renamed Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, Budge first worked at the British Museum in 1883. He was at first assigned to the Assyrian section but soon moved to the Egyptian section.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 106 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357270396
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270397
  • Item Weight: 127.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.28 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / Ancient / Egypt