The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum, E.A. Wallis Budge
  • List: $5.99  |  Sale: $4.20
    Club: $2.99
    • 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

When Women Ruled the World Six Queens of Egypt, Kara Cooney
When Women Ruled the World
by Kara Cooney

This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra-women who ruled with real power-and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today. Female rulers are a rare phenomen...

Narrator: Kara Cooney
Published: 11/30/2018

Chariots of the Gods, Erich von Daniken
Chariots of the Gods
by Erich von Daniken

Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance—the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring c...

Narrator: William Dufris
Published: 03/31/2011

The Murder of King Tut The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller, James Patterson
The Murder of King Tut
by James Patterson

Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut's 3,000-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall.But what if his fate was actually much more sinister?Now, in T...

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Published: 09/28/2009

Ancient Egypt – The Glory of the Pharaohs, David Angus
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

The Story of Egypt The Civilization That Shaped the World, Joann Fletcher
The Story of Egypt
by Joann Fletcher

The story of the worlds greatest civilization?spanning thousands of years?is full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the worlds greatest civilization spans fo...

Narrator: Kate Reading
Published: 08/01/2016

The Woman Who Would Be King Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, Kara Cooney
The Woman Who Would Be King
by Kara Cooney

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne—was expected to bear the sons who would le...

Narrator: Kara Cooney
Published: 10/14/2014

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, Toby Wilkinson
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
by Toby Wilkinson

In this landmark work, one of the world's most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, b...

Narrator: Michael Page
Published: 09/12/2017

The Eyes of the Sphinx The Newest Evidence of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Egypt, Erich von Daniken
The Eyes of the Sphinx
by Erich von Daniken

In this follow-up to Erich von Däniken's worldwide bestseller Chariots of the Gods, the author reveals startling new evidence that could prove his theory that ancient Earth had contact with aliens. Von Däniken claims that an alien race hel...

Narrator: Danny Campbell
Published: 03/31/2011

The Story of Civilization Volume 1: The Ancient World, Phillip Campbell
The Story of Civilization Volume 1: The Ancient World
by Phillip Campbell

Talented voice actor and audiobook producer Kevin Gallagher returns to bring children the history of the world in this riveting reading of The Story of Civilization: The Ancient World. This follows his immensely popular reading of TAN Book’s T...

Narrator: Kevin Gallagher
Published: 09/27/2017
{"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: "}