Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life

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The Floating Press, Jan 1, 2009 - History - 188 pages
In the pursuit of their amazingly complex vision of the afterlife, the ancient Egyptians created some of the most remarkable structures ever built by human hands. In Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life, famed Egyptologist and philologist E.A. Wallis Budge sets forth a comprehensive overview of the ancient culture's conception of the afterlife and the profound influence it exerted on virtually every aspect of Egyptian life.

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Chapter I The Belief in God Almighty
Chapter II Osiris the God of the Resurrection
Chapter III The Gods Of the Egyptians
Chapter IV The Judgment of the Dead
Chapter V The Resurrection and Immortality

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E.A. Wallis Budge, 1857 - 1934 Budge was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He was also a Sometime Scholar of Christ's College, a scholar at the University of Cambridge, Tyrwhitt, and a Hebrew Scholar. He collected a large number of Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Papyri manuscripts. He was involved in numerous archaeology digs in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Sudan. Budge is known for translating the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is also known as The Papyrus of Ani. He also analyzed many of the practices of Egyptian religion, language and ritual. His written works consisted of translated texts and hieroglyphs and a complete dictionary of hieroglyphs. Budge's published works covered areas of Egyptian culture ranging from Egyptian religion, Egyptian mythology and magical practices. He was knighted in 1920. E.A. Wallis Budge died on November 23, 1934 in London, England.

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