A unique, affordable guide to the diverse belief system of the ancient Egyptians.
Historian Joann Fletcher traces the stages of life from conception to the existence beyond the tomb. She gives particular emphasis to the hazardous voyage of the soul and focuses on key themes such as creation, magic, ritual and eternity.
Fully-illustated and printed on high-quality paper, the book provides an excellent introductoin to ancient Egyptian mythology and ritual encompassing the gods, creation, life, death and the afterlife.
–Reveals the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians’ fascinating and amazingly diverse belief system, with its emphasis on funerary cults.
–Displays a wealth of quotations from ancient Egyptian sources, including intriguing spells from the Book of the Dead and mystical ritual incantations.
–Unfolds the rich tapestry of ancient Egyptian myth, from the powers of the gods and pharaohs to the journey in search of the eternal paradise.
–Contains more than 90 evocative photographs of ancient Egyptian sites and artefacts plus more than 40 specially-commissioned colour artworks.