The civilization of Ancient Egypt lasted longer than the entire span of what we have come to accept as 'recorded history': over three thousand years. During these millennia the Egyptians developed a multitude of gods and goddesses, as well as esoteric practices that we are still unraveling the meaning of. Besides this, Egypt was the source of the first true monotheistic religion, under the pharaoh Akhenaton. This rich tradition was mostly unknown until the early nineteenth century, when the Egyptian language was finally deciphered.
CONTENTS. I. Thoth, the Author of Egyptian Literature. Writing Materials, Papyrus, Ink and Ink-pot, Palette, &c. II. The Pyramid Texts: The Book of Opening the Mouth The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings Hymns to the Sky-goddess and Sun-god The King in Heaven The Hunting and Slaughter of the Gods by the King III. Stories of Magicians who Lived under the Ancient Empire: Ubaaner and the Wax Crocodile The Magician Tchatchamānkh and the Gold Ornament Teta, who restored Life to Dead Animals, &c. Rut-tetet and the Three Sons of Rā IV. The Book of the Dead: Summary of Chapters Hymns, Litany, and Extracts from the Book of the Dead The Great Judgment V. Books of the Dead of the Græco-Roman Period: Book of Breathings Book of Traversing Eternity The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys The Festival Songs of Isis and Nephthys The Book of Making Splendid the Spirit of Osiris VI. The Egyptian Story of the Creation VII. Legends of the Gods: The Destruction of Mankind The Legend of Rā and Isis The Legend of Horus of Behutet The Legend of Khnemu and the Seven Years' Famine The Legend of the Wanderings of Isis The Legend of the Princess of Bekhten VIII. Historical Literature: Extract from the Palermo Stone Edict against the Blacks Inscription of Usertsen III at Semnah Campaign of Thothmes II in the Sūdān Capture of Megiddo by Thothmes III The Conquests of Thothmes III summarised by Amen-Rā Summary of the Reign of Rameses III The Invasion and Conquest of Egypt by Piānkhi IX. Autobiographical Literature: The Autobiography of Una The Autobiography of Herkhuf The Autobiography of Ameni Amenemhāt The Autobiography of Thetha The Autobiography of Amasis, the Naval Officer The Autobiography of Amasis, surnamed Pen-Nekheb The Autobiography of Tehuti, the Erpā The Autobiography of Thaiemhetep X. Tales of Travel and Adventure: The Story of Sanehat The Story of the Educated Peasant Khuenanpu The Journey of the Priest Unu-Amen into Syria XI. Fairy Tales: The Tale of the Two Brothers The Story of the Shipwrecked Traveller XII. Egyptian Hymns to the Gods: Hymn to Amen-Rā Hymn to Amen Hymn to the Sun-god Hymn to Osiris Hymn to Shu XIII. Moral and Philosophical Literature: The Precepts of Ptah-hetep The Maxims of Ani The Talk of a Man who was tired of Life with His Soul The Lament of Khakhepersenb, surnamed Ankhu The Lament of Apuur XIV. Egyptian Poetical Compositions: The Poem in the Tomb of Antuf XV. Miscellaneous Literature: The Book of Two Ways The Book "Am Tuat" The Book of Gates The Ritual of Embalmment The Ritual of the Divine Cult The Book "May My Name Flourish" The Book of Āapep The Instructions of Tuauf Medical Papyri Magical Papyri Legal Documents Historical Romances Mathematical Papyri Editions of Egyptian Texts, Translations, &c.
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E. A. Wallis Budge, the author of numerous books, was once the Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiques in the British Museum.
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