The Book of the Dead, Saite through Ptolemaic Periods: A Study of Traditions Evident in Versions of Texts and Vignettes (Volume 4 (BD Spells 50-63, 65-77))

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This is the fourth volume of the series, covering spells BD 50 to 77, where BD 50 to 53 are spells to ensure the deceased is not forced to eat excrement nor drink urine but rather has food and drink, BD 54 to 63 provide for fresh air and cool water, BD 64 to 75 involve different aspects in going forth from one's tomb (a euphemism for surviving after death), and BD 76-77 are the first of the transformation spells that allow the deceased to assume different divine shapes. This series is primarily aimed at the Egyptological community, but the translations and illustrations may be of interest to the general reader with curiosity about the spells, what they represent, and what was of value to the ancient Egyptians.