Sunday, May 13, 2012

Online Article: A Journey Through The Egyptian Amduat

AncientPlanet Online 

To Live Forever: A Journey Through The Egyptian Amduat by Dr. Lisa Swart

Abstract: The ancient Egyptian Amduat is the oldest of several funerary texts depicted on the walls of the pharaohs’ tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the New Kingdom. The Amduat was one of the first completely illustrated texts that defined what the Egyptian underworld was imagined to look like, and depicted the nightly journey of the sun god, Re through the twelve hours of the underworld. Through looking at the Amduat in the tomb of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III, this article takes the reader along on the journey through the Egyptian underworld.

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