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The Resource The ancient Egyptian books of the earth, by Joshua Aaron Roberson

The ancient Egyptian books of the earth, by Joshua Aaron Roberson

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The ancient Egyptian books of the earth
Title
The ancient Egyptian books of the earth
Statement of responsibility
by Joshua Aaron Roberson
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • egy
  • egy
  • eng
Summary
"Collections of scenes and texts designated variously as the "Book of Earth," "Creation of the Solar Disc," and "Book of Aker" were inscribed on the walls of royal sarcophagus chambers throughout Egypt's Ramesside period (Dynasties 19-20). This material illustrated discrete episodes from the nocturnal voyage of the sun god, which functioned as a model for the resurrection of the deceased king. These earliest "Books of the Earth" employed mostly ad hoc arrangements of scenes, united by shared elements of iconography, an overarching, bipartite symmetry of composition, and their frequent pairing with representations of the double sky overhead. From the Twenty-First Dynasty and later, selections of programmatic tableaux were adapted for use in private mortuary contexts, often in conjunction with innovative or previously unattested annotations. The present study collects and analyzes all current known Book of the Earth material, including discussions of iconography, grammar, orthography, and architectural setting"--back cover
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Roberson, Joshua Aaron.
Dissertation note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Includes heiroglyphic texts, and their transliteration and translation into English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Tombs
  • Egyptian language
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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The ancient Egyptian books of the earth, by Joshua Aaron Roberson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-555) and indexes
Control code
ocn779607888
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 568 p.
Isbn
9781937040000
Lccn
2012930584
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
The ancient Egyptian books of the earth, by Joshua Aaron Roberson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-555) and indexes
Control code
ocn779607888
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 568 p.
Isbn
9781937040000
Lccn
2012930584
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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