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On the Primaeval Ocean

The book is an edition of an ancient Egyptian cosmology for which there is no known parallel. The cosmology was written in the demotic script and preserved in a manuscript dating to the 2nd century AD. Although once of considerable scope, this manuscript now survives only in fragments. These are scattered among three collections.

260 pages | 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 | © 2002

History: Ancient and Classical History

Religion: Comparative Studies and History of Religion

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

                Concordance of Fragments

Part 2: Text

                Group 1: Fragments 1-14

                Group 2: Fragments 15-29

                Group 3: Fragments 30-48

Part 3: Summary



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