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Written in 1280 B.C. the Egyptian Book of the Dead describes a god Horus. Horus is the son of the god Osiris. Born to a virgin mother. He was baptised in a river by Anup the Baptiser. Who was later beheaded. Like Jesus, Horus was tempted while alone in the desert. Healed the sick. The blind. Cast out demons. And walked on water. He raised Asar from the dead (Asar translates to Lazarus). Oh yeah, he also had twelve disciples. Yes, Horus was crucified first. And after three days, two women announced Horus, the saviour of humanity, had been resurrected. Bill Maher, Religulous, 2008
But the great pyramid might be just one expression of this purported prophecy. Some believe these hieroglyphs from a text called The Book of the Dead also foretell that the end is nigh. There may even be a third prophetic source: a recently rediscovered document called the Kolbrin Bible some interpreters of which believe predicts a nuclear holocaust. Nostradamus Effect: Doomsday Hieroglyphs, National Geographic 2009
The Book of the Dead is the modern name that we give to a collection of spells that the Egyptians actually called the Book of Coming Out By Day. They were to facilitate your transition to the next life. ibid.
The ancient Egyptian concept of Heaven known as the Field of Reeds was certainly more down to Earth. Tim Marlow: Judgement Day: Images of Heaven & Hell: Heaven, Sky Arts 2004
The Egyptians believed in an intricate and vast afterlife. Each mummified corpse was expected to resurrect in another world for which there was only one guide: the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The name given to scrolls entombed with the mummified dead in ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Book of the Dead s/a Egypt: Book of the Dead, History 2006
Archaeologists have uncovered more than twenty-five thousand copies of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The oldest text dating from 1,500 B.C. The latest from the 4th century A.D. But it is here at the British Museum in the heart of twenty-first century London that the famous Scroll of Ani, the finest example of the Egyptian Book of the Dead ever preserved, can be seen. ibid.
The Scroll was brought from Egypt in 1887 by a Museum curator, Doctor Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge. He was a prolific author ... Yet there are those who say Budge was a second-rate scholar, a poor archaeologist and a cultural thief acquiring antiquities by any means possible. ibid.
In the autumn of 1887 the Museum sent him to Egypt on an artefact collecting expedition. ibid.
When Wallis Budge arrived in Egypt in 1887 the country was controlled by a European coalition. Following a nationalist rebellion in 1882 Great Britain and France shared control of the country and the vital Suez Canal. Their coalition would control the politics and economy of Egypt for decades. But it was an uncomfortable union. And men like Budge didn’t make the alliance any easier. ibid.
Whether Budge was a scholar, an adventurer or even a thief the Scroll of Ani was his greatest contribution to the world of Egyptology. He never made a greater find. Nor has anyone ever discovered any other scrolls as artistic or complete as Ani’s Book of the Dead. ibid.
Ultimately, the Egyptian Book of the Dead is a guide to living, a guide as to how one should live life on Earth. A life of morals. And ethics. In order to obtain an afterlife. ibid.
We all die. And we all wonder what happens after our heart stops beating. Few have imagined a more terrifying and elaborate after-life than the ancient Egyptians. Their vision of death required an arduous journey. A struggle to make it through a dangerous underworld. Their only guide - collections of powerful spells called the Book of the Dead. ibid.
The idea of being challenged by demons in the after-life is very old. It represented the belief that there would be a final reckoning after death. It’s an idea that still resonates down the centuries. ibid.
Many believe it is the only example of religious writing in the world. ibid.
There’s even a case to be made that the Egyptian Book of the Dead influenced New Testament and Christian imagery. ibid.
Most of the Ten Commandments can be found in the Negative Confessions. ibid.
When he [Wallis Budge] got it back to the British Museum he cut it into sections that he could work with. He arranged for it to be pasted to wooden boards so it could be translated. James Wasserman
The Book of the Dead is a kind of guide book for the deceased. And a book of spells to aid the deceased in his journey in the afterlife. And the process of becoming immortal. Professor Stuart Tyson Smith
He [Budge] was out there looting and pillaging and buying up what he could. Professor Stuart Tyson Smith
The Book of the Dead would have been quite expensive for any ordinary person to afford. Professor Stuart Tyson Smith
It tells us about what the dead will face in the afterlife. Dr Zahi Hawass
I think he [Budge] was a thief. Dr Zahi Hawass
The Dismay after the incredible horror of the catastrophic disaster is making it impossible for the terrorised population to escape. Book of the Dead chapter 17
We all die ... Their vision of death required an arduous journey, a struggle to make it through a dangerous underworld. Their only guide: collections of powerful spells called the Books of the Dead. Egypt Underworld, National Geographic 2009