miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

THE MUMMY. A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaelogy - E.A. Wallis Budge

Natured by a strong unshaken belief in the hereafter, the people of ancient Egypt lived out much of their earthly lives preparing for the next wworld. Their efforts to pave the way to a life after death is the subject of this remarkable work -concisely, comprehensively and ably presented by one of the 20th century's greatest Egyptologists.

First published in 1893 and revised in 1925, Sir Wallis Budge's important volume offers a fascinating, erudite discussion of Egyptian funerary procedures, including mummification, burial practices and goods, ritual texts, gods, graves and tombs, coffins, mummycases, the Book of the Dead and much more. The author has also included much additional information of a general nature - a history of Egypt, royal cartouches (panel eclosing the king's name) decipherment- featuring an account of the Rosetta Stone- a list of hieroglyphs and other material vital to understanding the Egyptian way of death.

Ref. 3800
Autor: Wallis Budge, E.A.
Idioma: Esglish
Editorial: Dover (New York)
14x21,50 cm.
513 páginas. Cubiertas en rústica. 154 ilustraciones. Firma. Buen estado.

Gioconda Belli. 8 de septiembre en Madrid

Voy a España la próxima semana. Con tanto ajetreo había olvidado participarles a mis lectores y lectoras españolas. Daré un recital de Escándalo de Miel el día 8 de Septiembre en la Librería de Mujeres en Madrid. Las y los invito a que me acompañen. Pura poesía y conversa. Estará simpático. Les aviso la hora y dirección al rato.