Friday, August 25, 2006

Review: History Channel - Book of the Dead

"The History Channel special The Egyptian Book Of The Dead focuses on perhaps the most famous known example of the scroll. It was commissioned by a temple scribe named Ani at a period around 1250 B.C.E.While most scrolls tended to be straightforward (often generic) groupings of spells, Ani spent an enormous amount of money commissioning the creation of a magnificent Book Of The Dead. The Egyptian Book of The Dead intertwines Ani’s story with that of the British Museum curator, Ernest Wallis Budge, who, in 1887, risks arrest, prison or worse in a quest to bring what is now called the Scroll of Ani to London."
See the above page for the complete review.

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