The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum, E.A. Wallis Budge
  • $3.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum

Author: E.A. Wallis Budge

Narrator: Chris Matthews

Unabridged: 1 hr 15 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Author's Republic

Published: 07/18/2019

Genre: History - Ancient - Egypt

Synopsis

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is unquestionably one of the most influential books in all of history. Embodying a ritual to be performed for the dead, with detailed instructions for the behaviors of the disembodied spirit in the Land of the Gods, it served as the most important repository of religious authority for some 3,000 years. Chapters were carved on the pyramids of the ancient fifth dynasty, texts were written in papyrus, and selections were painted on mummy cases well into the Christian Era. In a certain sense, it stood behind all Egyptian civilization. In the year 1888, Dr. E. Wallis Budge, then purchasing agent for the British Museum, followed rumors he heard of a spectacular archaeological find in Upper Egypt, and found in an 18th Dynasty tomb near Luxor "the largest roll of papyrus I had ever seen, tied with a thick band of papyrus, and in a perfect state of preservation". It was a copy of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, written around 1500 BC for Ani, royal scribe of Thebes, overseer of the granaries of the lords of Abydos, and scribe of the offerings of the lord of Thebes. This Papyrus of Ani, a full version of the Theban recension, is presented here by Dr. Budge, who later became perhaps the world's most renowned Egyptologist. Reproduced in full are a clear copy of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, an interlinear transliteration of their sounds (as reconstructed), a word-for-word translation, and separately a complete, smooth translation. All this is preceded by an introduction. As a result of this, the listener has a unique opportunity to savor all aspects of the Book of the Dead, or as it is otherwise known, The Book of the Great Awakening.

Recommended

Come Sundown
by Nora Roberts

Come Sundown named as one of Whoopi Goldberg's "Favorite Summer Reads" on ABC's The View and one of NY Post's biggest blockbuster "Whizbang Books" of the summer.A novel of suspense, family ties, and twisted passions from the #1 New York Times bestse...

Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers
Published: 05/30/2017

Pride and Prejudice (2012)
by Jane Austen

A full-cast stage adaptation of Jane Austens classic novel. The dour, Mr. Darcy is anything but popular with the Bennets, especially when he fancies a member of their clan. And as Elizabeth reluctantly deals with Mr. Darcys advances, their romance ...

Narrator: Diane Adair
Published: 04/15/2013

Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth
by John G Jackson

In this pamphlet Jackson sources the pagan origins of Christian doctrine with particular focus on the creation and atonement myths. Rooted in historical facts, Jackson's claims are steeped in research and demonstrate how Christianity synthesizes the...

Narrator: Yosef Cant
Published: 08/07/2019

Memoirs of A Geisha
by Arthur Golden

Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. Sayuri's story begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old with unusual blue-gray eyes...

Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis
Published: 07/05/2000

Ancient Egypt – The Glory of the Pharaohs
by David Angus

Ancient Egypt – The Glory of the Pharaohs tells us about civilisation under the pharaohs, of mysterious statues and tombs, incredible obelisks, the Sphinx… In this recording, the ancient Egyptian kingdom is brought to life in a way that...

Narrator: Nicholas Boulton
Published: 03/26/2012
{"id":"3245610","ean":"9781982760670","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum","subtitle":"","author":"E.A. Wallis Budge","rating_average":"5","narrator":"Chris Matthews","ubr_id":"3245610","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"5.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"3.59","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Chris Matthews","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 1 hr 15 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}