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The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (Writings from the Ancient World) [Paperback]

By Peter Der Manuelian (Editor) & James P. Allen (Translator)
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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. 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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Studio: Society of Biblical Literature
Pages   471
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.96" Width: 6.08" Height: 1.13"
Weight:   1.46 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2005
Publisher   Society of Biblical Literature
ISBN  1589831829  
ISBN13  9781589831827  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peter Der Manuelian is Mellon Research Fellow in Egyptian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is Co-Director of the Giza Archives Project, and Co-Editor (with William Kelly Simpson) of the Giza Mastabas series.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Ages 0-3
2Books > Subjects > History > Africa > Egypt > General
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Excellent Source Material  May 16, 2007
Allen's translation and take on the Pyramid Texts is both profound and a wonderful read. Rather than just dry translation Allen uses the English language the way it was meant to be used. I would highly recommend this book to any student of Egypt. This is the source material combined with the translations of Faulkner and Budge among others one can gain a comprehensive insight into ancient Egypt from various view points without a lot of the "New Age" hoopla that surrounds so many recent publications concerning Ancient Egypt.
It boosts self-confidence and places the individual in his centre  Nov 21, 2006
As psychologist I recommend this book. It boosts self-confidence and places the individual in the centre of the universe and nature. We can find ourselves in this book. It's the proto Bible if we see gods as principles. We see here that all teachings of Moses and Jesus are Egyptian too, besides G'd given or according to nature. The content is so powerful that it even can create worldpeace. Pyramids are 'good news books'.

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