PDF Ebook The Awesome James P Allen Peter Der Manuelian The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (Writings from the Ancient World #23)

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The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (Writings from the Ancient World #23)
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Published First Time: December 31st 2005 by Society of Biblical Literature (first published 2005) Book Stars: 4.15 of 5 stars
Book's Category: "Non Fiction" Format: DJVU, RTF, ePub, DOC, TXT, PDF, MOBI, iBook, FB2
Original Book Title: The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts Additional Info: Paperback, 1st edition, 471 pages

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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 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.

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