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A book of the Dead belonging to the Scribe of the Treasury Pay-nefer-nefer Chapter the 42 judge gods and the negative confession (enumeration of the . His task is described in chapter of the “book of the dead”, a document called mortuary literature, placed in an inaccessible inner part of the mummy's tomb. (= Nr. ) RENOUF, P. LE PAGE, The Book of the Dead. Chapters CXXXIII to CXXXV, in: PSBA 19, , , bes. (=Nr. ) WINTER, E .

To see how the Egyptians imagined the underworld we will study a document of great historical value: The Book of the Dead.

The Book of the Dead is a series of rites, prayers and myths containing the Egyptian beliefs about the underworld. The origin of this group of beliefs is very old, and they appear for the first time inscribed in the pyramids.

Later, we find formulas and sentences related to the same subject in some sarcophagi. Finally, all these beliefs were unified and written in papyrus.

Some of these ancient books written on papyrus have come down to us, though not complete. Early funeral rites and spells were inscribed in pyramids.

The first texts of this type were those written in the funerary chamber of the Pharaoh Unis B. On the walls of this chamber, it is possible to see hieroglyphs containing sentences and explanations to help the Pharaoh to come back to life.

Unfortunately, these phrases are written using very infrequent hieroglyphs. For this reason, they have not all been clearly deciphered.

The language used in the sarcophagi is clearer than that of the pyramids and, in addition, the authors began to include drawings and colors.

On the other hand, the texts on the pyramids were meant only for the Pharaoh who was the only one buried in a pyramid. However, the texts in the sarcophagi could be for other people.

They were very expensive, so only powerful and important people could be buried in sarcophagi with these types of texts embedded in it.

First, they were written on the fabrics with which the dead were mummified. In this way, the deceased had with him everything he needed to face his journey in the underworld.

Later, all these prayers, spells, and beliefs were collected and written on papyrus , forming books. The books were left in the tomb to help the deceased.

Thanks to this custom, some of them have come down to us and we can read them and know the Egyptian beliefs. Many of the books that exist today are incomplete.

The best preserved and most complete Book of the Dead is the so-called Ani's Papyrus. The Ani's papyrus is the best preserved Book of the Dead.

It contains many chapters and a large number of drawings that explain step-by-step what happens to the soul when it leaves the body.

It is a very large papyrus. Unrolled, it measures more than 26 meters! We do not know much about its owner, Ani. In the introduction of the book, we can read that Ani was a Scribe, Governor and Administrator.

He was married to a Priestess. Surely, he had to be a person of high rank to be able to afford a Book of the Dead so complete and so beautiful.

When the Egyptologists speak of the Book of the Dead , translate the Egyptian word ro as chapter, paragraph, but also spell , because ro is an ambiguous word.

For this reason, it is frequent to refer to each of the parts of the Book of the Dead with the word spell. From now on, we will use this word in this sense.

The most famous spell of the Book of the Dead is It explains how the deceased has to declare his innocence before the court of the gods and how, afterwards, the gods will weigh his heart.

Get FREE access for 5 days, just create an account. In front of a court composed of 42 gods, the deceased has to declare his innocence. To do this, he must use the ritual formulas that appear in the book.

They are all negative formulas, that is, the deceased must declare that he has not done these actions. Among other things, he will have to declare I am pure, because I have not caused anyone's suffering.

Others of the formulas are very specific and detailed: I have not stopped the flow of water in its seasons , I have not built a dam against flowing water , I have not quenched a fire in its time.

Others closely resemble the Christian Commandments I have not stolen , I have not lied. After the declaration of innocence comes the most important part, the Osiris judgment or the weighing of the heart.

Anubis god of mummification and afterlife takes a scale. In one part he places the deceased's heart and in the other place a feather.

The heart of a pure man is lighter than a feather. If the deceased passes the test, he goes to Heaven, with the other gods.

If his heart was heavy for sins or remorse , his soul was devoured and everything was over for him. In this lesson we have seen the Egyptian Book of the Dead , a fundamental work in order to understand Egyptian culture.

The formulas and spells that form the set of Egyptian beliefs on the afterlife were written first in the pyramids and then in the sarcophagi. Later, they were collected on papyri and so the Book of the Dead came down to us.

The best preserved is the Ani's papyrus. One of the most important spells is In this, appear the formulas that the deceased has to use to declare his innocence in front of the court of the 42 gods.

Then the weighing of the heart is explained, how the deceased's heart has to weigh less than a feather. To unlock this lesson you must be a Study. Login here for access.

Did you know… We have over college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1, colleges and universities. O runner, O Lord, O only One, thou maker of things which are, thou hast fashioned the tongue of the company of the gods, thou hast produced whatsoever cometh forth from the waters, and thou springest up from them over the flooded land of the Lake of Horus.

Let me snuff the air which cometh forth from thy nostrils, and the nostrils, and the north wind which cometh forth from thy mother--Nut O, make thou to be glorious my shining form--khu--, O Osiris, make thou to be divine my soul--ba--!

Shine thou with the rays of light upon my body day by day,--upon me--, Osiris the scribe, the teller of the divine offerings of all the gods, the overseer of the granary of the lords of Abtu-Abydos--, the royal scribe in truth who loveth thee; Ani, victorious in peace.

Isis embraceth thee in peace, and she driveth away the fiends from the mouth of thy path. Thou turnest thy face upon Amentet, and thou makest the earth to shine as with refined copper.

Those who have lain down, i. In one of the tombs of the New Stone Age was found a flint instrument which, as we know from inscriptions of the dynastic period, was used in performing the ceremony of "opening the mouth" of the dead, a fact that proves that even in the Old Stone Age a ceremony was performed on the dead body with the purpose of assisting the soul, or spirit, to acquire the faculties and powers needed by it in the other world.

In this ceremony the flint instrument was thrust between the teeth of the dead man, and when these were separated his spirit form was believed.

Moreover, may Thoth, being filled and furnished with charms, come And loose the bandages, even the bandages of Set which fetter my mouth; and may the god.

May my mouth be opened, may my mouth be unclosed by Shu with his iron knife wherewith he opened the mouths of the gods.

I am the goddess Sekhet, and I sit upon --my--place in the great wind? I am the great goddess Sah who dwelleth among the Souls of Annu--Heliopolis Now as concerning every charm and all the words which may be spoken against me, may the gods resist them, and may each and every one of the company of the gods withstand them.

The Osiris Ani, triumphant, saith:. Grant thou that my soul may come unto me from wheresoever it may be. If--it--would tarry, let then my soul be brought unto me from wherever it may be, for thou shalt find the Eye of Horns standing by thee like unto those beings who are like unto Osiris, and who.

Let not the Osiris Ani, triumphant, lie down in death among those who lie down in Annu, the land wherein souls are joined unto their bodies even in thousands.

Let me have possession of my ba--soul--, and of my khu, and let me triumph therewith in every place wheresoever it may be.

And behold, grant ye that the soul of Osiris Ani, triumphant, may come forth before the gods and that it may be triumphant along with you in the eastern part of the sky to follow unto the place where it was yesterday;--and that it may have May it look upon its material body, may it rest upon its spiritual body; and may its body neither perish nor suffer corruption forever.

These words are to be said over a soul of gold inlaid with precious stones and placed on the breast of Osiris. The chapter of driving evil recollections from the mouth.

The overseer of the palace, the chancellor-in-chief, Nu, triumphant, the son of the overseer of the palace, the chancellor-in-chief, Amen-hetep, triumphant, saith:.

Go thou round about on thy legs, and let thy face be--turned--behind thee so that thou mayest be able to see the divine slaughterers of the god Shu who are coming up behind thee to cut off thy head, and to slit thy brow.

Work thou for me so that the memory of evil things shall dart from my mouth; let not my head be cut off; let not my brow be slit; and let not my mouth be shut fast by reason of the incantations which thou hast within thee, according to that which thou doest for the Khus through the incantations which they have within themselves.

Get thee back and depart at the--sound of--the two speeches which the goddess Isis uttered when thou didst come to cast the recollection of evil things unto the.

And Osiris went back, for the abomination of thee was in him; and thou didst go back, for the abomination of him is in thee. I have gone back, for the abomination of thee is in me; and thou shalt go back, for the abomination of me is in thee.

Thou wouldst come unto me, but I say that thou shalt not advance to me so that I come to an end, and--I--say then to the divine slaughterers of the god Shu, 'Depart.

The chapter of not letting the soul of Nu, triumphant, be captive in the underworld. O thou mighty one of Souls, thou divine Soul, thou possessor of terrible power, who dost put the fear of thyself into the gods, thou who art crowned upon thy throne of majesty, I pray thee to make a way for the ba--soul--, and for the khu, and the khaibit--shade--of the overseer of the palace, the chancellor-in-chief, Nu, triumphant--and let him be--provided therewith.

I am a perfect khu, and I have made--my--way unto the place wherein dwell Ra and Hathor. If this chapter be known--by the deceased--he shall be able to transform himself into a khu provided--with his soul and with his shade--in the underworld, and he shall never be held captive at any door in Amentet, in entering in or in coming out.

The chapter of opening the tomb of the soul--and--to the shade of Osiris the scribe Nebseni, the lord of reverence, born of the lady of the house, Mut-restha, triumphant, so that he may come forth by day and have dominion over his fleet.

That which was open hath been shut to my soul through the command of the Eye of Horus, which hath strengthened me and which maketh to stand fast the beauties which are upon the forehead of Ra, whose strides are long as--he--lifteth up--his--legs--in journeying I have made for myself a way, my members are mighty and are strong.

I am Horus the avenger of his divine father. I am he who bringeth along his divine father, and who bringeth along his mother by means of his sceptre?

Grant that the eye of Horus, which maketh the. Oh, keep not captive my soul, Oh, keep not ward over my shade, but let a way be opened for my soul--and--and for my shade, and let--them--see the Great God in the shrine on the day of the judgment of souls, and let--them--recite the utterances of Osiris, whose habitations are hidden, to those who guard the members of Osiris, and who keep ward over the Khus, and who hold captive the shades of the dead who would work evil against me, so that they shall--not--work evil against me.

May a way for thy double--Ka--along with thee and along with--thy--soul be prepared by those who keep ward over the members of Osiris, and who bold captive the shades of the dead.

Heaven shall--not--keep thee, the earth shall--not--hold thee captive, thou shalt not have they being with the divine beings who make slaughter, but thou shalt have dominion over thy legs, and thou shalt advance to thy body straightway in the earth--and to--those who belong to the shrine and guard the members of Osiris.

The chapter of not sailing to the east in the underworld. The chancellor-in-chief, Nu, triumphant, saith:. I am stronger than the strong, I am mightier than the mighty.

If I sail away or if I be snatched away to the east through the two horns," or--as others say--"if any evil and abominable thing be done unto me at the feast of the devils, the phallus of Ra shall be swallowed up,--along with--the head of Osiris.

And behold me, for I journey along over the fields wherein the gods mow down those who make reply unto--their words--; now verily the two horns of the god Khepera shall be thrust aside, and verily pus shall spring into being in the eye of Tem along with corruption if I be kept in restraint, or if I have gone toward the east, or if the feast of devils be made in my presence, or if any malignant wound be inflicted upon me.

The chapter of being nigh unto Thoth and of giving glory unto a man in the underworld. The following--words are to be recited in the Sektet boat: I am the divine father Bah--i.

Behold ye me, then, O great gods of majesty who dwell among the Souls of Annu, for I am lifted up over you.

I am the god Menkh--i. Verily I have cleansed my soul, O great god of majesty, set not before me the evil obstacles which issue from thy mouth, and let not destruction come round about me, or upon me.

I have made myself clean in the Lake of making to be at peace,--and in the Lake of--weighing in the balance, and I have bathed myself in Netert-utchat, which is under the holy sycamore tree of heaven.

Behold--I am--bathed,--and I have--triumphed--over--all--mine enemies--straightway who come forth and rise up against right and truth.

I am right and true in earth. I, even I, have spoken? Let not injury be inflicted upon me,--but let me be--clothed on the day of those who go forward?

I have stood up over thee when thou didst rise like a god. I have seen thee, and I have not lain down in death; I have stood over thee, and I have risen like a god.

I have cackled like a goose, and I have alighted like a hawk by the divine clouds and by the great dew. I have journeyed from the earth to heaven.

The god Shu--made--me to stand up, the god of Light hath made me to be vigorous by the two sides of the ladder, and the stars which never rest set--me--on--my--way and bring--me--away from slaughter.

I bring along with me the things which drive back calamities as I advance over the passage of the god Pen; thou comest, how great art thou, O god Pen!

I have come from the Pool of Flame which is in. Hail, thou god Kaa, who dost bring those things which are in the boats by the.

I stand up in the boat and I guide myself--over--the water: I have stood up in the boat and the god hath guided me. I have stood up.

I sail round about as I go forward, and the gates which are in Sekhem--Letopolis--are opened unto me, and fields are awarded unto me in the city of Unni--Hermopolis--, and laborers?

The chapter of protecting the boat of Ra. Hail, Ra, in thy name of Ra, if thou dost pass by those who are overturned in death, then verily do thou make the Osiris, Nu, triumphant, the perfect soul, to stand up upon his feet, and may thy strength be his strength.

Hail, Ra, in thy name of Ra, if the hidden things of the underworld are opened unto thee and thou dost gratify? Thy members, O Ra, are established by--this--Chapter?

If this amulet be laid upon his neck he shall do everything which he desireth to do even like the gods; and he shall join himself unto the followers of Horus; and he shall be established as a star face to face with Septet--Sothis--; and his corruptible.

The things which are an abomination unto thee and the things which are an abomination unto me I will not eat, that which is an abomination unto me, that which is an abomination unto me is filth and I will not eat thereof; but sepulchral offerings and holy food--will I eat--, and I shall not be overthrown thereby.

I will not draw nigh unto filth with my hands, and I will not walk thereon with my sandals, because my bread--is made--of white barley, and.

Hymns of praise be to thee. O Ur-arit-s, as thou travellest through heaven! Let there be food--for thee--, O dweller in the city of Teni--this--, and when the dogs gather together let me not suffer harm.

I myself have come, and I have delivered the god from the things which have been inflicted upon him, and from the grievous sickness of the body of the arm, and of the leg.

I have come and I have spit upon the body, I have bound up the arm, and I have made the leg to walk.

The chapter of knowing the souls of the east. I am he who is concerned with the tackle? I, even I, know the Sektet-Aarru of Ra, the walls of which are of iron.

The height of the wheat therein is five cubits, of the cars thereof two cubits, and the stalks thereof three cubits.

The barley therein is--in height--seven cubits, the ears thereof are three cubits, and the stalks thereof are four cubits. And behold, the Khus, each one of whom therein is nine cubits in height, reap is near the divine Souls of the East.

A divine city hath been built for me, I know it, and I know the name thereof; 'Sekhet-Aarru' is its name.

Behold the scribe and artist of the Temple of Ptah, Nebseni, who saith:. Behold me now, for I make this mighty boat to travel over the Lake of Hetep, and I brought it away with might from the palace of Shu; the domain of his stars groweth young and reneweth its former strength.

I have brought the boat into the lakes thereof so that I may come forth into the cities thereof, and I have sailed into their divine city Hetep.

And behold, it is because I, even I, am at Peace with his seasons, and with. He maketh the two divine fighters--i. He cutteth off the hair from the divine fighters, be driveth away storm from the helpless, and he keepeth harm from the Khus.

Let me gain dominion within that Field, for I know it, and I have sailed among its lakes so that I might come into the cities.

For this reason burials included a number of statuettes named shabti , or later ushebti. These statuettes were inscribed with a spell, also included in the Book of the Dead , requiring them to undertake any manual labour that might be the owner's duty in the afterlife.

The path to the afterlife as laid out in the Book of the Dead was a difficult one. The deceased was required to pass a series of gates, caverns and mounds guarded by supernatural creatures.

Their names—for instance, "He who lives on snakes" or "He who dances in blood"—are equally grotesque. These creatures had to be pacified by reciting the appropriate spells included in the Book of the Dead ; once pacified they posed no further threat, and could even extend their protection to the dead person.

If all the obstacles of the Duat could be negotiated, the deceased would be judged in the "Weighing of the Heart" ritual, depicted in Spell The deceased was led by the god Anubis into the presence of Osiris.

There, the dead person swore that he had not committed any sin from a list of 42 sins , [44] reciting a text known as the "Negative Confession".

Then the dead person's heart was weighed on a pair of scales, against the goddess Maat , who embodied truth and justice.

Maat was often represented by an ostrich feather, the hieroglyphic sign for her name. If the scales balanced, this meant the deceased had led a good life.

Anubis would take them to Osiris and they would find their place in the afterlife, becoming maa-kheru , meaning "vindicated" or "true of voice". This scene is remarkable not only for its vividness but as one of the few parts of the Book of the Dead with any explicit moral content.

The judgment of the dead and the Negative Confession were a representation of the conventional moral code which governed Egyptian society.

For every "I have not John Taylor points out the wording of Spells 30B and suggests a pragmatic approach to morality; by preventing the heart from contradicting him with any inconvenient truths, it seems that the deceased could enter the afterlife even if their life had not been entirely pure.

A Book of the Dead papyrus was produced to order by scribes. They were commissioned by people in preparation for their own funeral, or by the relatives of someone recently deceased.

They were expensive items; one source gives the price of a Book of the Dead scroll as one deben of silver, [51] perhaps half the annual pay of a labourer.

In one case, a Book of the Dead was written on second-hand papyrus. Most owners of the Book of the Dead were evidently part of the social elite; they were initially reserved for the royal family, but later papyri are found in the tombs of scribes, priests and officials.

Most owners were men, and generally the vignettes included the owner's wife as well. Towards the beginning of the history of the Book of the Dead , there are roughly 10 copies belonging to men for every one for a woman.

The dimensions of a Book of the Dead could vary widely; the longest is 40m long while some are as short as 1m. The scribes working on Book of the Dead papyri took more care over their work than those working on more mundane texts; care was taken to frame the text within margins, and to avoid writing on the joints between sheets.

The words peret em heru , or 'coming forth by day' sometimes appear on the reverse of the outer margin, perhaps acting as a label.

Books were often prefabricated in funerary workshops, with spaces being left for the name of the deceased to be written in later.

The text of a New Kingdom Book of the Dead was typically written in cursive hieroglyphs , most often from left to right, but also sometimes from right to left.

The hieroglyphs were in columns, which were separated by black lines — a similar arrangement to that used when hieroglyphs were carved on tomb walls or monuments.

Illustrations were put in frames above, below, or between the columns of text. The largest illustrations took up a full page of papyrus.

From the 21st Dynasty onward, more copies of the Book of the Dead are found in hieratic script. The calligraphy is similar to that of other hieratic manuscripts of the New Kingdom; the text is written in horizontal lines across wide columns often the column size corresponds to the size of the papyrus sheets of which a scroll is made up.

Occasionally a hieratic Book of the Dead contains captions in hieroglyphic. The text of a Book of the Dead was written in both black and red ink, regardless of whether it was in hieroglyphic or hieratic script.

Most of the text was in black, with red ink used for the titles of spells, opening and closing sections of spells, the instructions to perform spells correctly in rituals, and also for the names of dangerous creatures such as the demon Apep.

The style and nature of the vignettes used to illustrate a Book of the Dead varies widely. Some contain lavish colour illustrations, even making use of gold leaf.

Others contain only line drawings, or one simple illustration at the opening. Book of the Dead papyri were often the work of several different scribes and artists whose work was literally pasted together.

The existence of the Book of the Dead was known as early as the Middle Ages, well before its contents could be understood.

Since it was found in tombs, it was evidently a document of a religious nature, and this led to the widespread misapprehension that the Book of the Dead was the equivalent of a Bible or Qur'an.

In Karl Richard Lepsius published a translation of a manuscript dated to the Ptolemaic era and coined the name " Book of The Dead" das Todtenbuch.

Spruch D nach Saleh. Geburtstag , SAT, Bd. Die Jahreszahlen sind rein illustrativ. The spell have a title: Internationalen Totenbuch-Symposiums Bonn, Festschrift für Irmtraut Munro zu ihrem Dynastie entstanden die ersten Sprüche dieser Art, sie sind auf den Innenwänden der Grabkammern der Pyramiden angebracht gewesen und werden deshalb als Pyramidentexte bezeichnet. Das altägyptische Totenbuch Ein digitales Textzeugenarchiv. Local traditions in the Late Period, in: Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Herkunft der meisten Objekte unbekannt ist. For all periods of the functioning of the Book of the Dead its spell 41 is known from copies presented on papyri , mummy bandages 9 , decoration of tombs 4 and coffin 1. Beste Spielothek in Immicke finden WiesbadenS. I, Egyptologische Uitgaven, T. Festschrift für Irmtraut Munro zu southpark online Trotz grundlegender Verschiedenheiten zwischen den Vorstellungen der aktuellen Religionen vom Tod und den Altägyptischen gibt es Parallelen. Studies in Egyptology in Honour of M. Spruch A nach Saleh.

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The records of the 41st chapter from the time of the New kingdom are known from eight scrolls only. Das Ägyptische Totenbuch ist eine wichtige Dokumentation der ägyptischen Mythologie. Geburtstag, Wiesbaden , S. Dynastie wurden religiöse Texte bezüglich des Toten dann oftmals auf die Binden der Mumien geschrieben. Jenseitsvorstellungen im Land der Pharaonen, in: London BM EA Wird nach mehreren Sprüchen gesucht, so werden nur Objekte gefunden, die alle ausgewählten Sprüche enthalten. London , London Anfänge der Menschheit und Altes Ägypten, Hamburg Finally, the genetic connection of vignettes of the chapters 41 and 42 is attested by the fact that in the 18 sources representing the Late and Ptolemaic Periods the text of spell 42 is illustrated with the vignettes of spell Bibliographie zum altägyptischen Totenbuch. From the Ramesside Period the documents with the 41st chapter are absent.

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Spruch B nach Saleh. New insights into making the Papyrus of Ani, in: The records of the 41st chapter from the time of the New kingdom are known from eight scrolls only. Source Study and Historiography. September um On Horus in the Dark, or Blindness, or Invisibility. Continuing his book of the dead chapter 125 at Saqqarah, Maspero made his way into the pyramid of Teta, B. I am the great Cat, who Fortune Girl Slot Machine - Play for Free Instantly Online the Persea tree in Helio- polis, on that night of battle wherein is effected the defeat of the Sebau, and that day 2bundesliga ergebnisse heute which the adversaries of the Inviolate god 16 are exterminated. It would take an entire volume to give the translations of all the forms the chapter has assumed. The Tn'o Earths imply simply the Earth as divided by the passage of the Sun above it. Casino marbella 888 poker be said, when Rd sets in the Land of Life ; with hands bent do7vnward. I eat with my mouth, and I chew with my jaw ; for, lo, I worship the god who is Lord of the Tuat, and that is given to me which endureth amid overthrow. I have tied up Beste Spielothek in Waltersberg finden boat in the celestial lakes, I have lifted up the post at which to anchor, I have recited the prescribed words huuuge casino werbung my voice, live fußball heute I have ascribed praise unto the gods who dwell in Sekhet-hetep. Chapter whereby the reiten in legion of the Tuat are opened afid one cometh forth by day. It is a very large papyrus. And this sign in hieratic, when placed upright 4- has given rise to the Iwhich takes its place in the later texts. Popular Online casino mit bonus ohne einzahlung Supplemental Business: May your knives not get hold of me ; may I not fall into your shambles, for I know your names ; my course upon earth is with Ra and my fair goal is with Osiris.

But the Egyptian scribe gives a different etymological explanation. The creatures of Ra were made after his likeness. The Egyptians from the very first delighted in this play upon words.

The etymology of the name is indi- cated in the Pyramid texts. The later scholia add that the Devourer comes from the 'basin of Punit,' the Red sea.

Maspero has recently given P. Mehurit is explained in the ancient scholion as 'the Eye,' but it is really the Sky, from which the Sun is born daily.

The sign of plurality after Mehurit if it means anything only indicates the daily succession of the skies whence Ra is born.

These stars never set, but are perpetually revolving round the Pole. It is therefore evidently with the Polar Star that we must identify the coffin of Osiris.

The names of the Seven Glorious ones vary according to the different authorites. And these Stars them- selves receive other mythical forms ; that of the Seven Cows and their Bull is recorded in the th chapter.

The papyri add the important note that the " day of Come thou hither "! The god is called Ra-Tmu-Neberi' er in the great Harris papyrus, 15, 3.

He is a terrible god from whom the deceased prays in ch. His name impHes 'one who searches or probes thoroughly,' as a digger or miner. And such are his functions at the judgment of the dead.

In the 72nd chapter the deceased prays that he may not perish at the Mesqat. It is mentioned in the Harris Magical papyrus 6, 3 simply as a heavenly thing.

In the more recent scholia the purifier is said to be Anubis, who is behind the chest containing the remains of Osiris.

After the scholion which has just been translated the early texts pass on to the i8th chapter. For the rest of the chapter we are compelled to follow the texts of the papyri.

The character of this portion differs considerably from the former part, and is clearly an addition. The speakers rapidly succeed each other. Cher-abat and Heliopolis like all the localities here mentioned are in heaven not upon earth.

Uat'it is literally 'the pale one,' a name of the Dawn. The last line of the chapter has sufifered in all the best papyri. In the papyrus of Ani the chapter is unfinished.

The later papyri end the chapter by saying that " it has been granted to the speaker by those who are in Tattu to destroy by fire the souls of his adversaries.

I bring to you N void of offence towards any of the gods, grant that he may be with you daily. Glory to Osiris, Lord of Restau, and to the great gods who are in the World below.

Here is N who saith: I am not knowingly a speaker of wrong ; I am not given to duplicity ; grant me Bread, the right of appearance at the tables of the Lords of Maat, entering in and going out of the Netherworld, and that my soul may not suffer repulse in its devotion to the orb of the Sun and the vision of the Moon-god for ever.

O Papyrus of Ani. Naville, " Book of the Dead. Papyrus du Louvre, Here is A'' and he saith: Grant me an abiding place in the Netherworld by the Lords of Maat, my permanent allotment in the Sechit-hotepu, and the receiving of cakes before thee.

The Great Circle of gods in Heliopolis is of Tmu, Shu and Tefnut, and the Sebau who were defeated and extinguished were the associates of Sut on the renewal of his assault.

Oh Thoth who makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, let A'' be made triumphant over his adversaries, even as thou makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries before the Great Circle of gods in Tattu, on the Night wherein the Tat is set up in Tattu.

They are behind Osiris as bindings of his raiment. The Eve's Provender is the dawn upon the Cofifin of Osiris.

Oh Thoth, who makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, let iVbe made triumphant over his adversaries, even as thou makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, before the Great Circle of gods in Pu and Tepu, 6 on that Night of erecting the flag-staffs of Horus, and of establishing him as heir of his Father's property.

The Great Circle of gods in Pu and Tepu is of Horus, Isis, Emsta, Hapi ; and the pillars of Horus are erected when Horus saith to those who follow him "let the flag-staffs be erected there.

Oh Thoth, who makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, let N be made triumphant over his adversaries, even as thou makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, before the Great Circle of gods in Abydos on the night of Hakra, 7 when the evil dead are parted off, when the glorious ones are rightly judged, and joy goeth its round in Thinis.

Oh Thoth, who makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, let N be made triumphant over his adversaries, even as thou makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, before the Great Circle of gods on the Highway of the Damned, 8 upon the Night when judgment is passed upon those who are no more.

And judgment is passed on the Highway of the Damned when the suit is closed! Oh Thoth, who makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries. The later recensions read.

The Great Circle of gods at the Great Hoeing in Tattu, 9 when the associates of Sut arrive, and take the forms of goats, slay them before the gods there, while their blood runneth down ; and this is done according to the judgment of those gods who are in Tattu.

Oh Thoth, who makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, let TV be made triumphant over his adversaries, even as thou makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, before the Great Circle of gods in An-arer-ef on the Night of Hiding him who is Supreme in Attributes.

Oh Thoth, who makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries, let JV be made triumphant over his adversaries, even as thou makest Osiris triumphant over his adversaries before the Great Circle of gods in Restau on the Night when Anubis lieth 10 with his hands upon the objects behind Osiris, when Osiris is made to triumph over his adversaries.

The heart of Horus rejoiceth, the heart of Osiris is glad and the two Parts of Heaven are satisfied when Thoth effecteth the triumph of IV before these ten Great Circles about Ra and about Osiris and the Circles of gods attached to every god and every goddess before the Inviolate god.

All his adversaries are destroyed and all that was wrong in him is also destroyed. The eighteenth chapter is one of those found in the earhest copies of the Book of the Dead, on the wooden coffins of the ' Old ' and ' Middle' Empires ; the most complete ancient copy being on the coffin of Queen Mentuhotep of the eleventh dynasty.

It consists of a Litany addressed to Thoth, who is invoked for securing the triumph of the departed against his adversaries in presence of the gods of certain localities.

Each petition has reference to some mythological event, and is supplemented by the enumeration of the gods constituting the divine company presiding at the locality named, and sometimes by a short comment on the myth referred to.

The order of petitions is somewhat different in the later recen- sions, and the text has suffered other alterations.

Copies of this chapter are extremely numerous, particularly in the later periods. The chapter really begins with the petitions to Thoth. The preceding portion is, as far as I know, found only in the Papyrus of Ani.

But as the vignette which belongs to this portion has a place in the great Leyden Papyrus of Kenna, the text cannot have been confined to a single manuscript.

It is particularly valuable as illustrative of the ritual use of portions of the Book of the Dead. Both names are titles of Horus, and it is the usual thing for Egyptian priests to bear divine titles ; their ritual observances being dramatic and symbolical representations of the actions of the gods.

An-matit-ef literally signifies ' column support of his mother. This word occurs already in the Pyramid Texts under the form , ,q.

See Pepi I, , which M. Maspero renders ' la Grande E? But though the lexicons give dux and priticeps as meanings of the Coptic word, these are but secondary applications of head.

We have to enquire why X A3X means head, or top of the head. And the reason is its roundness, as indicated by the ideographic signs OorO. I I I According to this pantheistic system the deceased through his identi- fication with the Sun absorbed and consumed all that came in his way.

And this is expressed in somewhat brutal style. This III word which means ' things ' has, like the Latin res, a wide applica- tion.

On the last day of the month of Choiak the great solemnity of setting up the Tat W as the symbol of Osiris was observed down to the latest periods.

The tablets of Pasherenptah, high priest of Ptah at Memphis, speak of this great dignitarj' as the king's second or deputy in ' Raising the Tat.

The procession is described as marching four times round the sanctuary of Ptah-Seker-Osiris. On Horus in the Dark, or Blindness, or Invisibility.

The vignette is given by M. Naville from the tracing taken by Lepsius of the now lost Papyrus Busca.

It represents ' the Great Hoeing in Tattu. Two black cows are put under a yoke of [1 I Q cun wood, the plough is of tamarisk wood and the share of black bronze.

The plougher goes behind, with a cow led by a halter. Barley is sown at one end, spelt at the other, and flax between the two.

And the Cher-heb in chief recites the Office for the Sowing of the Field. The older texts have n. Chapter of the Crown of Triumph. Thy Father Tmu hath prepared for thee this beautiful Crown of Triumph, the living diadem which the gods love, that thou mayest live for ever.

Thy Father Seb hath decreed that thou should be his heir, and be heralded as Triumphant, Horus son of Isis and son of Osiris, upon the throne of thy Father Ra, through the defeat of thine adversaries.

He hath decreed for thee the Two Earths, absolutely and without condition i. And so hath Atmu decreed, and the Cycle of the gods hath repeated the glorious act of the triumph of Horus the son of Isis and the son of Osiris foi ever and ever.

Horus repeateth the proclamation four times. All the adversaries fall and are overthrown and slaughtered.

N repeateth the proclamation four times, and all his adversaries fall and are overthrown and slaughtered. Horus son of Isis and son of Horus repeateth an infinite number of festivals, and all his adversaries fall down, are overthrown and slaughtered.

Their abode is transferred to the slaughtering block of the East, their heads are cut away, their necks are crushed, their thighs are lopped off, they are given to the great Annihilator who resideth in the Valley 2 that they may not ever escape from under the custody of Seb.

And there shall be given to him drink and food in presence of this god Thou shall say it at dawn twice ; A great protection is it: The nineteenth chapter is a very recent recension of the eighteenth.

It derives its origin from the piactice of placing garlands or floral crowns upon the mummies. Maspero writes, " une guirlande de jolies fleurs roses de Delphinium orientate.

For farther details I must refer to an excellent paper entitled La Couronne de la Justification, by Dr. This adverbial expression is apparently con- nected with Xj]-jj.

That is they shall remain interred for ever. Let the person say this Chapter, and purify himself with water of natron, he 7vill come forth by day after death, and take all forms according to his wish, afid escape from the fire.

With un- deviating regularity for times infinite. The earliest example of this tabulated form of the chapter is found on the Berlin Sarcophagus of Mentuhotep.

Chapter whereby the month of a person is given to him in the Netherivorld. I am come to thee glori- fied and purified. The oldest papyrus containing this chapter is that of Ani, and the translation is based upon it.

But the text differs both from those written on the very ancient coffins of Pleru and Set-Bastit, copied by M.

The second paragraph seems to be spoken by the god, the first and third being from the deceased. The text is unfortunately incomplete on both coffins.

Lepsius, " Denkmaler," Abth. Papyrus, British Museum, Another Chapter whereby the Mouth of a person is givsn to him in the Netherworld.

I shine forth out of the Egg which is in the unseen world, i Let there be given my mouth that I may speak with it in presence of the great god, Lord of the Tuat.

Let not my hand be repulsed by the Divine Circle of the great god. I am Osiris, the Lord of Restau, the same who is at the head of the Staircase.

It is one of those copied by Wilkinson from the coffin 2 of Queen Mentuhotep. In the Papyrus of Ani it is followed by chapter 21 as its conclusion, and both chapters are appended to chapter i, before the rubric belonging to that chapter.

The Egg in the unseen world is the globe of the Sun while yet below the horizon. It is only through a mistranslation of chapter 54, 2 that the Indian notion of a ' Mundane Egg ' has been ascribed to the Egyptians.

The 17th chapter addresses "Ra in thine Egg, who risest up in thine orb, and shinest from thine Horizon. Similar pictures are given on other sarcophagi.

The Tank of Flame. See chapter i, note The red glow of the Sky disappears after the Sun has risen, he is therefore said to " extinguish the Flame " after he has come forth.

The same notion is expressed in the myth according to which Horus strikes off the head of his mother.

Chapter 'whereby the Mouth of a fersoti is opened for him in the Netherworld. Let my mouth be given to me. Let my mouth be opened by Ptah with that instrument of steel 2 wherewith he openeth the mouths of the gods.

I am Sechit 3 Uat'it who sitteth on the right side of Heaven: I am Sahit encircled by the Spirits of Heliopolis. Naville and Professor Piehl, Zeitschr..

I hold with Dr. Piehl that the domain meant in this formula is Abydos, and that the god is Osiris. A description of the Ceremonies of the Opening of the Mouth as performed at the tomb will be found in the Introduction to this translation.

The name of this goddess is phonetically written 1 Siit in the Pyramid texts of Unas 1. The reading Sechemet is indefensible. Chapter ichereby the Words of Forcer ate brought to a Person in the Netiieriooild.

I am Chepera, the self-produced, on his Mother's thigh. O thou who guidest the Bark of Ra, sound is thy rigging and free from disaster as thou passest on to the Tank of Flame.

Lo, I collect t this my Word of Power from every quarter in which it is, in behalf of every person whom it concerneth, more Nil. Lo, I collect this my Word of Power from every quarter in which it is, in behalf of every person whom it concerneth, more persistently than hounds of chase and more swiftly than the Light.

This is another of those chapters of which the antiquity is proved by the coffins of Horhotep and Queen Mentuhotep.

And even in the early times to which these coffins belong it must have been extremely difficult to understand.

In the translation here given I have adhered as closely as possible to the oldest texts, but these, as the variants show, are not entirely trustworthy.

This is the usual translation, which accords with the frequent pictures of the goddess Nut, as the Sky, with the divine Scarab in the position described.

It is the geographical name of a river or canal. The names of these two animals especially of the second vary greatly in the texts.

But if we wish rightly to understand the sense of the chapter, we must bear in mind that it is not the animals themselves that are meant, but the characteristics implied by the names of the animals.

We must look to the context. It is of a god speaking of himself and of his attributes. He is proud of them, and certainly does not wish them to be taken in a bad sense.

Nor is it necessary that we should do so. We have only to remember what we learnt at school. Livy uses the term ferox, in the same sense as Cicero.

What we have to understand of the Egyptian expression is, ' mettlesome, of high, unbridled spirit. This is often used in a bad sense, when spoken of the enemy ; but it merely implies tenacity, pertinacity, obstinacy, which are, of course, very bad things in opposition, but in themselves virtues of a high order.

The notion was also current in the Greek world. The writer of the Philosophiimena VI, 22 speaks of 1] vf. It was from this source that the early Gnostic Valentinus borrowed this item of his system.

Chapter ivhereby a person remetfibereth his name in the Netherworld. Let my name be given to me in the Great House.

Let me remember my name in the House of Flame i on the Night wherein the Years are counted and the Months are reckoned, one by one.

I am He who dwelleth in Heaven, and who sitteth on the Eastern side of Heaven: The former occupied the central position, like the Ladye Chapel in our cathedrals, and the latter stood by the side of it.

Whole Heart t mine to me, in the place of Whole Hearts! Let me have my Heart that it may rest within me ; but 2 I shall feed upon the food of Osiris, on the eastern side of the mead of amaranthine flowers.

I go down into the bark wherein thou art. Be there given to me my mouth wherewith to speak, and my feet for walking ; and let me have my arms wherewith to overthrow my adversaries.

Let Seb, the Erpa of the gods, part my two jaws ; 4 let him open my two eyes which are closed, and give motion to my two hands which are powerless: And may Sechit the divine one lift me up, so that I may arise in Heaven and issue my behest in Memphis.

I am in possession of my Heart, I am possession of my Whole Heart, I am possession of my arms and I have possession of my legs.

And from various uses of the word it appears to denote not merely the heart, but the heart with all that is attached to it, especially the lungs which embrace it.

But perhaps the best argument may be found in the Vignettes of chapter 28, where the two lungs are actually drawn as in the hieratic papyrus PL 2 published by Sir Charles Nicholson.

In others as Leyden, T. The sense is not much affected by this omission. The 7nead of attiaranihine flowers. In several copies of this chapter the name of the plant is followed by the geographical determinative 'j'T' , which is really implied in the context.

Was this mythological 'mead of amaranth' suggested by the Oasis and its vegetation? This sentence is a repetition in other words of the preceding one.

On the title Erpd, see Tratis. Erpd is one of those titles which cannot be translated without perverting the sense of the original. In Carin h LcJicrcns we find "la coraille del cuers.

This passage is a very frequent formula not only in the Book of the Dead, as the papyri give it, but in other texts of the same nature; see, e. The next passage included in [ ] is an addition to the original text.

It occurs however in some excellent MSS. Chapter whereby the Heart of a person is not taken from him in the Netherworld.

O ye gods who seize upon Hearts, and who pluck out the Whole Heart ; and whose hands fashion anew the Heart of a person accord- ing to what he hath done ; lo now, let that be forgiven to him by you.

Let not my Heart be torn from me by your fingers. Let not my Heart be fashioned anew according to all the evil things said against me.

For this Heartof mine is the Heartof the god of mighty names 2 , of the great god whose words are in his members, and who giveth free course to his Heart which is within him.

Heart of mine ; I am in possession of thee, I am thy master, and thou art by me ; fall not away from me ; I am the dictator to whom thou shalt obey in the Netherworld.

There is a great difference here as in so many other places between the MSS. Naville pointed out the fact that in some of the oldest MSS.

It now appears that the particle is not found in any of the older MSS. The god of mighty names is Thoth, and the later texts read " For this is the Heart of the great god who is in Hermopolis.

According to another reading new, fresh, young, vigorous. Chapter whereby the Heart of a person is not taken from him in the Nethenvorld.

Let not this Whole Heart of mine be torn from me by the divine Champions 2 in Heliopolis! O thou who clothest 3 Osiris and hast seen Sutu: This Whole Heart of mine remaineth weeping over itself in presence of Osiris.

Its strength proceedeth from him, it hath obtained it by prayer from him. Let not this Whole Heart of mine be torn from me.

As a common noun the word unbu means the Hawthorn or some other kind of flowering bush. We have no means of determining the exact sense of this word, which as an appellative expresses an attribute possessed both by the Sun and by the fruit, foliage, or other parts of the tree.

Such determinatives as t certainly do not denote very pugnacious qualities in the divine Champions. In the present instance we have no such help. Some of the more recent MSS.

Pierret here breaks off his translation of the chapter, with the note: They have probably mixed up different recensions without regard to grammatical sense.

The deceased addresses gods in the plural ,. The last words of the Chapter were extremely puzzling to the scribes of the later periods, who altered them in ever so many ways.

Chapter whereby the Heart of a person may fiot be taken from hi? Back thou Messenger i of thy god! Art thou come to carry off by violence 2 this Whole Heart of mine, of the Living.

The gods have regards to my offerings and fall upon their faces, all together, upon their own earth. The papyrus of Ani is the only one of the early period in which it occurs.

None of these texts is perfect. A part of the text of Amamu has been destroyed, but there remains enough to show that Horhotep has omissions.

The scribes of a later period had to exercise their ingenuity on the subject. This plural form is a mere sign of a common noun.

Another Chapter of the Heart ; upon Carnelian. It is granted to their Souls to come forth upon the Earth to do whatsoever their Genius willeth.

It is granted to the soul of the Osiris N to come forth upon the Earth to do whatsoever his Genius willeih. Naville has called this chapter 29B, as marking its natural place in the Book of the Dead.

It is not often found in the Papyri. Naville found one copy in the Berlin Papyrus of Nechtuamen, and another traced by Lepsius in Rome from a papyrus now lost.

A third copy will be found in the papyrus of Anif in the British Museum. It differs from the two others in " conducting the gods to the Tuat," and by omitting some words for which there was no room in the space provided.

CJiapter whereby the Heart of a person is not kept back f? Heart mine which is that of my Mother, Whole Heart mine which was that of my coming upon Earth, Let there be no estoppel against me through evidence ; let not hindrance be made to me by the Divine Circle ; 1 let there not be a fall of the scale 2 against me in presence of the great god, Lord of Amenta.

Heart mine ; Hail to thee, Whole Heart mine, Hail to thee. Hail to you, ye gods who are on the side lock, conspicuous by your sceptres, 4 announce my glory to Ra and convey it to Nehablcau.

Thou art my Genius, who art by me, the Artist 6 wno gives t soundness to my limbs. Pleasant for us, pleasant for the listener, is the joy of the Weighing of the Words.

Let not lies be uttered in presence of the great god. Lord of the Amenta. This chapter is found not only on papyri but upon innumerable scarabs.

The differences of text are very great, but the principal ones may be considered as represented by M. Naville's 30A and They branch off from each other after the mention of the Balance.

The oldest copy known on a scarab is that of King Sebak-em-saf of the Xnith dynasty. It is in the British Museum No.

Birch in his studyt of the " Formulas relating to the heart. This is inserted into a base of gold in shape of a tablet The legs of the insect are The hieroglyphs are incised in outline, are coarse, and not very legible.

And this sign in hieratic, when placed upright 4-, has given rise to the I , which takes its place in the later texts. These gods are mentioned in the Pyramid Texts in a passage closely resembling this one of the Book of the Dead.

The word f] ] appears to have the sense of insignire, designare. This sense is a key to every passage in which the word occurs.

The few early copies of this paragraph are too fragmentary and too contradictory to furnish a restoration of the text, which must have meant something like what is expressed in this translation.

The deceased addresses his heart, and thereupon speaks in the first person plural, we ; that is you and I.

They are apparently the same gods who are addressed in the 27th Chapter as fashionirg the heart of a person according to his deeds when living.

The determinative O shows that. The plural sign merely indicates a common or collective noun. As the Triumphant one. The formula "How great art thou"!

In line 8 it occurs twice. Chapter whereby the Crocodiles are repulsed who come to carry off tlu Words of Power from a person in the Netherworld.

I eat, and my teeth are like flint, and my grinders are like the Cliff of Tuf. Notes This chapter is but rarely found in the more ancient collections.

It was on the coffin of Queen Mentuhotep, but M. Naville gives the readings of only two early papyri. The later recensions add a text which we shall find later on in chapter 69, and which has no connection whatever with the present chapter.

The Words of Power are supplied to the deceased by Thoth in chapter The Turin text and those which agree with it read " Do not thou utter," as if the Crocodile were about to use the Word of Power.

Those things alone are divine -which abide unceasingly or which recur in accordance with undeviating rule. Chapter whereby the Crocodiles are repulsed who come to carry off the Words of Power from the glorified in the Nethern'orld.

Osiris standeth up upon his feet; i his company of gods raise him up. O Son who conversest with thy father, do thou protect this Great one from these four 2 crocodiles here who devour the dead and live by the Words of Power.

Thou hast devoured the head of Osiris, but I am Ra. AVhat thou execratest is upon me. I have come, and I am Osiris. Back, thou Crocodile of the South, who livest upon impurities.

What thou execratest is upon me. Let not the red flame be upon thee. For I am Septu. Let not thy fiery water be inflicted upon me.

I am arrayed and equipped with thy Words of Power, O Ra; with that which is above and with that which is below me. I have received increase of length and depth, and fulness of breathing within the domain of my father, the Great one.

He hath given to me that beautiful Amenta in which the living are destroyed. But strong is its possessor though he faint in it daily. My face is unveiled, and my heart is in its place.

The Urseus is upon me daily. I am Ra, who protecteth himself, and no evil things can over- throw me. This chapter is in even worse condition than the one which precedes it.

There are a few scraps of it on a coffin at St. Peters- burg which M. Golenischeff assigns to the earliest period. The only early MS. Osiris sia7ideth up vpo i his feet.

So Ba ; but the coffin at St. The ancient text had only four crocodiles, and only four are mentioned in the text of Bekenrenef.

The Turin text speaks of eight ; two for each of the cardinal points. But the Saitic text already has two invocations instead of one for each crocodile.

The sense of this myth is obvious. Every star which sefs is supposed to be swallowed by the Crocodile of the West.

It was stated in note t, to chapter 1: All these stars are supposed as divinities to aid in the navigation of the Bark of Ra. The Egyptians could not have had a correct planetary theory which only became possible through Kepler , but they understood at least that the motions of the planets were regular, and that they depended upon the Sun.

Eudoxus is reported to have derived the data for his theory from his Egyptian instructors. Instead of Ra the name of Sut is found in the later texts.

He appears in chapter , 7, in connection with the block of execution. The text is here hopelessly corrupt. The Turin copy has ] ; and the context does not help us.

Of these four readings and there are probably others which I do not know that of Bekenrenef seems to me the best ; but - - " has so many possible applications that I will not venture to suggest one.

The chapter ends here, and what follows is an addition for which our earliest authority is that of Bekenrenef. But even this text is already corrupt, and requires to be corrected by more recent ones.

Oh serpent Rerek, advance not! Here are the gods Seb and Shu! This chapter is often found in coffins.

There is a chapter much resembling it in the tomb of Horhotep line , at least as regards the opening words.

It addresses Rerek and tells him that Shu and another deity are coming, and that the speaker is Horus. No allusion, however, is made to the dead rat and cat.

These typify the impurities and abominations to which the damned are liable in the world to come. Chapter whereby a person is not devoured by the dweller in the shi'ine.

I am the Flame which shineth, and which openeth out eternity, 2 the column of Tenpua 3 [otherwise said — the column on which are blossoming plants. I am the Lynx goddess.

The Turin text provides against the persons being bitten by the Eater of the head, - f. But in Ee the flame ' shineth on the brow of the Glorified ones.

A quite unknown deity and most probably a mere blunder. But all this was mere con- jectural emendation. The name of this deity is generally translated l,ynx, and it is certainly applied to an animal of the feline species closely resembling the cat.

This deity is again mentioned in the 39th chapter as taking part in the conflict with the dragon of darkness, and it is named in the strange magic formulae already found in the Pyramid texts.

They scent 2 Osiris. Here is the one who is to devour me. Here are wormwood bruised 4 and reeds. Osiris is he who prayeth that he may be buried.

The eyes of the Great One are bent down, and he doth for thee the work of cleansing; 5 marking out what is conformable to law and balancing the issues.

The translator of this chapter cannot pretend to do more than give an accurate meaning to each word. This sarcophagus affords us two copies of the said chapter, one immediately following the other.

That as early as B. Thus thirty-four centuries ago a portion of the Book of the Dead was regarded as extremely ancient, mysterious, and difficult of comprehension.

It will be noted also that the inscription on the tomb of Queen Khnem-nefert bears out that the chapter in question was "discovered" about B.

If it were merely discovered at that early era, what periods of remoteness lie between that epoch and the time when it was first reduced to writing?

The description of the chapter on the sarcophagus of. It also appears from the Turin Papyrus, which dates from the period of the twenty-sixth dynasty, that the name of the finder was Heru-ta-ta-f, the son of Cheops, who was at the time engaged in a tour of inspection of the temples.

Sir Gaston Maspero is doubtful concerning the importance which should be attached to the statement regarding the chapter on the tomb of Queen Khnem-nefert, but M.

Naville considers the chapter in question one of the oldest in the Book of the Dead. A bas-relief of the second dynasty bears an inscription dedicating to the shade of a certain priest the formula of the "thousand loaves of bread, thousands of jugs of ale," and so forth, so common in later times.

We thus see that years B. This passage would appear to justify the text of the sarcophagus of the wife of Mentu-hetep.

A few centuries later, about the time of Seneferu, c. Victorious wars had brought much wealth to Egypt, and its inhabitants were better able to meet the very considerable expenditure entailed upon them by one of the most expensive cults known to the history of religion.

In the reign of Men-kau-Ra a revision of certain parts of the text of the Book of the Dead appears to have been undertaken. The authority for this is the rubrics attached to certain chapters which state that they were found inscribed upon a block of alabaster in letters of lapis-lazuli in the time of that monarch.

We do not find a text comprising the Book of the Dead as a whole until the reign of Unas, B. The stone walls were covered with texts extremely difficult of decipherment, because of their archaic character and spelling, among them.

Continuing his excavations at Saqqarah, Maspero made his way into the pyramid of Teta, B. Additional texts were found in the tomb of Pepi I, B.

From this it will be seen that before the close of the sixth dynasty five copies of a series of texts, forming the Book of the Dead of that period, are in evidence, and, as has been observed, there is substantial proof that its ceremonial was in vogue in the second, and probably in the first, dynasty.

Its texts continued to be copied and employed until the second century of the Christian era. It would appear that each chapter of the Book of the Dead had an independent origin, and it is probable that their inclusion and adoption into the body of the work were spread over many centuries, It is possible that some of the texts reflect changes in theological opinion, but each chapter stands by itself.

It would seem, however, that there was a traditional order in the sequence of the chapters. There were three recensions or versions of the Book of the Dead --the Heliopolitan, the Theban, and the Saite.

The Heliopolitan Recension was edited by the priests of the College of Anu, Or On, known to the Greeks as Heliopolis, and was based upon texts not now recoverable.

The Pyramids of Unas, Teta, and Pepi contain the original texts of this recension, which represent the theological system introduced by the priests of Ra.

The essentials of the primitive Egyptian religion are, however, retained, the only modification in them being the introduction of the solar doctrine of Ra.

In later times the priesthood of Ra were forced to acknowledge the supremacy of Osiris, and this theological defeat is visible in the more modern texts.

Between the sixth and eleventh dynasties the priests of On edited a number of fresh chapters from time to time.

The Thebas Recension was much in vogue from the eighteenth to the twenty-second dynasties, and was usually written upon papyri and painted upon coffins in hieroglyphs.

Each chapter was preserved distinct from the others, but appears to have had no distinct place in the entire collection. The Saite Recension was definitely arranged at some date prior to the twenty-sixth dynasty, and is written upon coffins and papyri, and also in hieratic and demotic script.

It continued to be employed to the end of the Ptolemaic period. As we have previously noticed, the Book of the Dead was for their use from the moment when they found themselves inhabitants of the other world.

The region to which the dead departed, the primitive Egyptians called Duat. They believed it to be formed of the body of Osiris.

It was regarded as dark and gloomy, containing pits of fire and dreadful monsters which circled the earth, and was in its turn, bounded by a river and a lofty chain of mountains.

The part of it that was nearest to Egypt was regarded as a description of mingled desert and forest, through which the soul of the deceased might not hope to struggle unless guided by some benevolent spirit who knew the paths through this country of despair.

Thick darkness covered everything, and under the veil of this, the hideous inhabitants of the place practised all. But there was one delectable part in this horrid region--the Sekhet Hetepet, the Elysian fields which contained the Sekhet Aaru, or the Field of Reeds, where dwelt the god Osiris and his company.

At first he had domain over this part of the Duat alone, but gradually he succeeded in extending it over the entire country of the dead, of which he was monarch.

We find also a god of the Duat named Duati, but who appears to have been more a personification of the region than anything else.

Now the wish of all good men was to win to the kingdom of Osiris, and to that end they made an exhaustive study of the prayers and ritual of the Book of the Dead , in order that they might the more easily penetrate to the region of bliss.

This they might reach by two ways--by land and by water. The path by water was no whit less dreadful than that by land, the passage of the soul being barred by streams of fire and boiling water, and the banks of the rivers navigated were populous with evil spirits.

A hymn of praise to Ra when he riseth upon the horizon, and when he getteth in the land of life. Osiris, the scribe Ani saith:.

Thou goest forth to thy setting in the Sektet boat with--fair--winds, and thy heart is glad; the heart of the Mater boat rejoiceith. Thou stridest over the heavens in peace, and all thy foes are cast down; the never-resting stars sing hymns of praise unto thee, and the stars which rest, and the stars which never fail glorify thee as thou sinkest to rest in the horizon of Manu, O thou who art beautiful at morn and at eve, O thou lord who livest and art established, O my lord!

Tem when thou settest--in--beauty. Thou risest and shinest on the back of thy mother--Nut,--O thou who art crowned king of the gods!

Nut doeth homage unto thee, and everlasting and. Thou stridest over the heaven, being glad of heart, and the Lake of Testes is content--thereat The Sebau Fiend hath fallen to the ground; his arms and his hands have been hacked off, and the knife hath severed the joints of his body.

Ra hath a fair wind; the Sektet boat goeth forth and sailing along it cometh into port. The gods of the south and of the north, of the west and of the east, praise thee, O thou divine substance, from whom all forms of life come into being.

Thou sendest forth the word, and the earth is flooded with silence, O thou only One, who didst dwell in heaven before ever the earth and the mountains came into existence.

O runner, O Lord, O only One, thou maker of things which are, thou hast fashioned the tongue of the company of the gods, thou hast produced whatsoever cometh forth from the waters, and thou springest up from them over the flooded land of the Lake of Horus.

Let me snuff the air which cometh forth from thy nostrils, and the nostrils, and the north wind which cometh forth from thy mother--Nut O, make thou to be glorious my shining form--khu--, O Osiris, make thou to be divine my soul--ba--!

Shine thou with the rays of light upon my body day by day,--upon me--, Osiris the scribe, the teller of the divine offerings of all the gods, the overseer of the granary of the lords of Abtu-Abydos--, the royal scribe in truth who loveth thee; Ani, victorious in peace.

Isis embraceth thee in peace, and she driveth away the fiends from the mouth of thy path. Thou turnest thy face upon Amentet, and thou makest the earth to shine as with refined copper.

Those who have lain down, i. In one of the tombs of the New Stone Age was found a flint instrument which, as we know from inscriptions of the dynastic period, was used in performing the ceremony of "opening the mouth" of the dead, a fact that proves that even in the Old Stone Age a ceremony was performed on the dead body with the purpose of assisting the soul, or spirit, to acquire the faculties and powers needed by it in the other world.

In this ceremony the flint instrument was thrust between the teeth of the dead man, and when these were separated his spirit form was believed.

Moreover, may Thoth, being filled and furnished with charms, come And loose the bandages, even the bandages of Set which fetter my mouth; and may the god.

May my mouth be opened, may my mouth be unclosed by Shu with his iron knife wherewith he opened the mouths of the gods.

I am the goddess Sekhet, and I sit upon --my--place in the great wind? I am the great goddess Sah who dwelleth among the Souls of Annu--Heliopolis Now as concerning every charm and all the words which may be spoken against me, may the gods resist them, and may each and every one of the company of the gods withstand them.

The Osiris Ani, triumphant, saith:. Grant thou that my soul may come unto me from wheresoever it may be. If--it--would tarry, let then my soul be brought unto me from wherever it may be, for thou shalt find the Eye of Horns standing by thee like unto those beings who are like unto Osiris, and who.

Let not the Osiris Ani, triumphant, lie down in death among those who lie down in Annu, the land wherein souls are joined unto their bodies even in thousands.

Let me have possession of my ba--soul--, and of my khu, and let me triumph therewith in every place wheresoever it may be.

And behold, grant ye that the soul of Osiris Ani, triumphant, may come forth before the gods and that it may be triumphant along with you in the eastern part of the sky to follow unto the place where it was yesterday;--and that it may have May it look upon its material body, may it rest upon its spiritual body; and may its body neither perish nor suffer corruption forever.

These words are to be said over a soul of gold inlaid with precious stones and placed on the breast of Osiris. The chapter of driving evil recollections from the mouth.

The overseer of the palace, the chancellor-in-chief, Nu, triumphant, the son of the overseer of the palace, the chancellor-in-chief, Amen-hetep, triumphant, saith:.

Go thou round about on thy legs, and let thy face be--turned--behind thee so that thou mayest be able to see the divine slaughterers of the god Shu who are coming up behind thee to cut off thy head, and to slit thy brow.

Work thou for me so that the memory of evil things shall dart from my mouth; let not my head be cut off; let not my brow be slit; and let not my mouth be shut fast by reason of the incantations which thou hast within thee, according to that which thou doest for the Khus through the incantations which they have within themselves.

Get thee back and depart at the--sound of--the two speeches which the goddess Isis uttered when thou didst come to cast the recollection of evil things unto the.

And Osiris went back, for the abomination of thee was in him; and thou didst go back, for the abomination of him is in thee.

I have gone back, for the abomination of thee is in me; and thou shalt go back, for the abomination of me is in thee.

Thou wouldst come unto me, but I say that thou shalt not advance to me so that I come to an end, and--I--say then to the divine slaughterers of the god Shu, 'Depart.

The chapter of not letting the soul of Nu, triumphant, be captive in the underworld. O thou mighty one of Souls, thou divine Soul, thou possessor of terrible power, who dost put the fear of thyself into the gods, thou who art crowned upon thy throne of majesty, I pray thee to make a way for the ba--soul--, and for the khu, and the khaibit--shade--of the overseer of the palace, the chancellor-in-chief, Nu, triumphant--and let him be--provided therewith.

I am a perfect khu, and I have made--my--way unto the place wherein dwell Ra and Hathor. If this chapter be known--by the deceased--he shall be able to transform himself into a khu provided--with his soul and with his shade--in the underworld, and he shall never be held captive at any door in Amentet, in entering in or in coming out.

The chapter of opening the tomb of the soul--and--to the shade of Osiris the scribe Nebseni, the lord of reverence, born of the lady of the house, Mut-restha, triumphant, so that he may come forth by day and have dominion over his fleet.

That which was open hath been shut to my soul through the command of the Eye of Horus, which hath strengthened me and which maketh to stand fast the beauties which are upon the forehead of Ra, whose strides are long as--he--lifteth up--his--legs--in journeying I have made for myself a way, my members are mighty and are strong.

I am Horus the avenger of his divine father. I am he who bringeth along his divine father, and who bringeth along his mother by means of his sceptre?

It was the ba , depicted as a human-headed bird, which could "go forth by day" from the tomb into the world; spells 61 and 89 acted to preserve it.

An akh was a blessed spirit with magical powers who would dwell among the gods. The nature of the afterlife which the dead person enjoyed is difficult to define, because of the differing traditions within Ancient Egyptian religion.

In the Book of the Dead , the dead were taken into the presence of the god Osiris , who was confined to the subterranean Duat. There are also spells to enable the ba or akh of the dead to join Ra as he travelled the sky in his sun-barque, and help him fight off Apep.

There are fields, crops, oxen, people and waterways. The deceased person is shown encountering the Great Ennead , a group of gods, as well as his or her own parents.

While the depiction of the Field of Reeds is pleasant and plentiful, it is also clear that manual labour is required.

For this reason burials included a number of statuettes named shabti , or later ushebti. These statuettes were inscribed with a spell, also included in the Book of the Dead , requiring them to undertake any manual labour that might be the owner's duty in the afterlife.

The path to the afterlife as laid out in the Book of the Dead was a difficult one. The deceased was required to pass a series of gates, caverns and mounds guarded by supernatural creatures.

Their names—for instance, "He who lives on snakes" or "He who dances in blood"—are equally grotesque. These creatures had to be pacified by reciting the appropriate spells included in the Book of the Dead ; once pacified they posed no further threat, and could even extend their protection to the dead person.

If all the obstacles of the Duat could be negotiated, the deceased would be judged in the "Weighing of the Heart" ritual, depicted in Spell The deceased was led by the god Anubis into the presence of Osiris.

There, the dead person swore that he had not committed any sin from a list of 42 sins , [44] reciting a text known as the "Negative Confession".

Then the dead person's heart was weighed on a pair of scales, against the goddess Maat , who embodied truth and justice.

Maat was often represented by an ostrich feather, the hieroglyphic sign for her name. If the scales balanced, this meant the deceased had led a good life.

Anubis would take them to Osiris and they would find their place in the afterlife, becoming maa-kheru , meaning "vindicated" or "true of voice".

This scene is remarkable not only for its vividness but as one of the few parts of the Book of the Dead with any explicit moral content. The judgment of the dead and the Negative Confession were a representation of the conventional moral code which governed Egyptian society.

For every "I have not John Taylor points out the wording of Spells 30B and suggests a pragmatic approach to morality; by preventing the heart from contradicting him with any inconvenient truths, it seems that the deceased could enter the afterlife even if their life had not been entirely pure.

A Book of the Dead papyrus was produced to order by scribes. They were commissioned by people in preparation for their own funeral, or by the relatives of someone recently deceased.

They were expensive items; one source gives the price of a Book of the Dead scroll as one deben of silver, [51] perhaps half the annual pay of a labourer.

In one case, a Book of the Dead was written on second-hand papyrus. Most owners of the Book of the Dead were evidently part of the social elite; they were initially reserved for the royal family, but later papyri are found in the tombs of scribes, priests and officials.

Most owners were men, and generally the vignettes included the owner's wife as well. Towards the beginning of the history of the Book of the Dead , there are roughly 10 copies belonging to men for every one for a woman.

The dimensions of a Book of the Dead could vary widely; the longest is 40m long while some are as short as 1m. The scribes working on Book of the Dead papyri took more care over their work than those working on more mundane texts; care was taken to frame the text within margins, and to avoid writing on the joints between sheets.

The words peret em heru , or 'coming forth by day' sometimes appear on the reverse of the outer margin, perhaps acting as a label.

Books were often prefabricated in funerary workshops, with spaces being left for the name of the deceased to be written in later.

The text of a New Kingdom Book of the Dead was typically written in cursive hieroglyphs , most often from left to right, but also sometimes from right to left.

The hieroglyphs were in columns, which were separated by black lines — a similar arrangement to that used when hieroglyphs were carved on tomb walls or monuments.

Illustrations were put in frames above, below, or between the columns of text. The largest illustrations took up a full page of papyrus.

From the 21st Dynasty onward, more copies of the Book of the Dead are found in hieratic script. The calligraphy is similar to that of other hieratic manuscripts of the New Kingdom; the text is written in horizontal lines across wide columns often the column size corresponds to the size of the papyrus sheets of which a scroll is made up.

Occasionally a hieratic Book of the Dead contains captions in hieroglyphic. The text of a Book of the Dead was written in both black and red ink, regardless of whether it was in hieroglyphic or hieratic script.

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