Tutankhamun, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife

Tutankhamun, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife

“An innovative account of the life of Tutankhamun, the rediscovery of his existence, and the enduring impact of the finding of his tomb, by leading Egyptologist Aidan Dodson The spectacular discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in …

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt, by Stephen Quirke

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt

“Seth removes the eyes of Horus, which grow into lotus buds, and he pretends not to have found him, but Hathor finds him and restores his sight with gazelle milk, telling Ra what happened. The …

Dancing for Hathor: Women in Ancient Egypt

Dancing for Hathor: Women in Ancient Egypt

“There is clear evidence for the symbolic importance of cattle in Predynastic Egypt, but little evidence of the particular importance for the cow, as opposed to the bull. The most cited ‘evidence’ for a Predynastic …

Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt, by Emily Teeter

Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt

“Clues to the proper understanding of Egyptian mysteries are contained in the Book of the Dead Spell 148, which instructs, “This [papyrus] roll is a real secret. Nobody is to know it ever. It is …

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Duat

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Duat

“Every morning, a fearful monster called apep lurked beneath the place of sunrise, ready to swallow up the solar disk. This “Great Devil” was impossible to destroy, even for the Sun-god. However, by reciting morning …

Ancient Egyptian Statues: Their Many Lives and Deaths

“Why do ancient Egyptian statues so often have their noses, hands, or genitals broken? Although the Late Antiquity period appears to have been one of the major moments of large-scale vandalism against pagan monuments, various …

Egyptian Book of the Dead

“Written some 3,500 years ago, the Papyrus of Ani is the most complete, ornate, and best preserved example of Ancient Egyptian philosophical and religious thought. Presented here for the first time in its original form, …