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Catalogue of Egyptian Funerary Papyri in Danish Collections

Published here for the first time, the Catalogue of Egyptian Funerary Papyri in Danish Collections presents an exhaustive assemblage of Egyptian funerary manuscripts in Danish collections. The volume features sixteen papyrus manuscripts, two of which are preserved intact, and smaller pieces of inscribed linen from six mummies. Thomas Christiansen and Kim Ryholt bring together material that spans a period of more than a millennium, ranging from around 1200 B.C. E. to 100 C.E. Most of the manuscripts are guides to the afterlife; eighteen of them contain texts and vignettes from the Book of the Dead, while a minor fragment preserves an illustration from the Book of Amduat. The three remaining manuscripts are funerary passes.

156 pages | 106 color plates | 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 | © 2016  

Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications

Religion: Religion and Literature

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Table of Contents

Book of the Dead, Papyrus Manuscripts
Book of the Dead, Fragments from Fake Rolls
Book of the Dead, Mummy Linen
Book of Amduat
Hieratic Funerary Pass
Demotic Funerary Passes
                Concordance of Collections
                Acquisition Details
                Concordance of Book of the Dead Spells
                Concordance of Book of the Dead Vignettes
                Personal Names

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