Best Ancient Egyptians History Books
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1. Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full-Color Images
Author: by Ogden Goelet
For the first time in 3,300 years, The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Papyrus of Ani is showcased in its entirety in seventy four magnificent color pages. Maybe the most stunning presentation of this book in 3300 years: Upon death, it was the practice for some Egyptians to produce a papyrus manuscript called the Book of Going Forth by Day or the Book of the Dead.
A Book of the Dead included declarations and spells to help the deceased in the afterlife. The Papyrus of Ani is the manuscript compiled for Ani, the royal scribe of Thebes. Written and illustrated almost 3,300 years ago, The Papyrus of Ani is a papyrus manuscript with cursive hieroglyphs and color illustrations.
It is the most beautiful, best preserved, and complete example of ancient Egyptian philosophical and religious thought known to exist. The Egyptian Book of the Dead is an integral part of the world’s spiritual heritage. It is an artistic rendering of the mysteries of life and death.
2. Fingerprints of the Gods
Author: by Graham Hancock
Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed? Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths, Graham Hancock presents a compelling case to suggest that it is. A fancy piece of historical sleuthing …
Intriguing and entertaining and sturdy enough to give a long pause for thought. Kirkus Reviews In Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock embarks on a worldwide quest to put together all the pieces of the vast and fascinating jigsaw of mankind’s hidden past.
In ancient monuments as far apart as Egypt’s Great Sphinx, the strange Andean ruins of Tihuanaco, and Mexico’s awe-inspiring Temples of the Sun and Moon, he reveals not only the clear fingerprints of an as-yet-unidentified civilization of remote antiquity, but also startling evidence of its vast sophistication, technological advancement, and evolved scientific knowledge.
A record-breaking number one bestseller in Britain, Fingerprints of the Gods contains the makings of an intellectual revolution, a dramatic and irreversible change in the way that we understand our pastand so our future. And Fingerprints of God tells us something more.
3. Spirituality Before Religions: Spirituality is Unseen Science…Science is Seen Spirituality
Author: by Prof Kaba Hiawatha Kamene
Spirituality Before Religions, delves deeply into many ideas researched by many brilliant writers and scholars. My ultimate purpose is to synthesize these writings into a comprehensive study of ancient African Deep Thought with Tep Heseb, the Kemetic (Egyptian) process of accurately reckoning by using the correct method of analysis.
This clear and concise philosophy guided early humanity into the heavens on earth, while creating a heaven on earth. African educator, Dr. John Henrik Clarke teaches us that to be self-sufficient, people have to see the Creator when they look in the mirror.
If not, they will never have a healthy self-concept. He reminds us, Anytime you turn on your own concept of God, you are no longer a free man or woman. No one needs to put chains on your body, because the chains are on your mind.
Anytime someone says their God is ugly and they release their God and embraces someone else’s God, there is no hope for their freedom until they once more believe in their own concept of the Deity. 1Dr. Alvin Boyd Kuhn says, No matter how emotionally, how fanatically the worshipper pours out adoration to a person in objective life, the work of his own evolution is not accomplished until he effectuates the ultimate divinization of the nuclear potentiality of deific fire within his own self-controlled area of consciousness Dr. Kuhn continues his thought, The balanced forces of human uplift would be thrown into immediate chaos if it were in the end possible for a man to achieve his apotheosization (deification of a person) vicariously, or in any other way than through his own effort.
4. Who Was King Tut?
Author: by Roberta Edwards
Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds.This Who Was …?
Is complete with 100 black-andwhite illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.
Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization (Exploding the Myths)
Author: by Anthony T. Browder
Inst of Karmic Guidance
Tony Browder’s book, Nile Valley Contributions To Civilization, is about correctinf some of these misconceptions so the reader, in fact, cane be introduced to a Nile Valley Civilizations in order to understand its role as the parent of future civilizations.
6. Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
Author: by Barbara Mertz
January 25, 2011
A fascinating, erudite, and witty glimpse of the human side of ancient Egyptthis acclaimed classic work is now revised and updated for a new generationDisplaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring eye for fascinating detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit that have made the novels she writes (as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels) perennial New York Times bestsellers, internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz brings a long-buried civilization to vivid life.
In Red Land, Black Land, she transports us back thousands of years and immerses us in the sights, aromas, and sounds of day-to-day living in the legendary desert realm that was ancient Egypt. Who were these people whose civilization has inspired myriad films, books, artwork, myths, and dreams, and who built astonishing monuments that still stagger the imagination five thousand years later?
What did average Egyptians eat, drink, wear, gossip about, and aspire to? What were their amusements, their beliefs, their attitudes concerning religion, childrearing, nudity, premarital sex? Mertz ushers us into their homes, workplaces, temples, and palaces to give us an intimate view of the everyday worlds of the royal and commoner alike.
7. The Kemetic Tree of Life Ancient Egyptian Metaphysics and Cosmology for Higher Consciousness
Author: by Muata Ashby
In the early period of Ancient Egyptian history, earlier than in any other culture, before the Hindus, Buddhists, Kabbalists and Taoists, there was a teaching of the TREE OF LIFE. This was a special teaching describing the secret wisdom about the nature of the universe and of the soul as well as a path to make the journey, through varied phases of spiritual evolution, from mortal to immortal and from earth to heaven and beyond.
The goal is to regain oneeTMs divine stature and transcendental place. In its earliest form, originated in Ancient Egypt, it was related to theurgical religious system developed in the priests and priestesses of the Ancient Egyptian city of Anu and the Tree was seen as the source of life.
This book explains that teaching, which has been available to all, but missed by those who did not possess the keys to unlock its mystic formula. In this volume the Creation teaching of Anu, the TREE OF LIFE metaphysical teachings, disciplines and techniques, from the hieroglyphic texts, are given.
8. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
Author: by Richard H. Wilkinson
Thames & Hudson
A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient Egypt: their origins and their central role in the lives of the Egyptian peopleWorshipped for over three-fifths of recorded history, Egypt’s gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.
The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities, from the benevolent to the malevolent. The richness and complexity of their mythology is reflected in countless tributes throughout Egypt, from lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines.
This book examines the evolution, worship, and eventual decline of the numerous gods and goddessesfrom minor household figures such as Bes and Tawaret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Rethat made Egypt the most theocratic society of the ancient world, and made Egyptians, according to Herodotus, more religious than any other people.
Now available in paperback, with hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this title remains the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society.338 illustrations
9. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt
Author: by Geraldine Pinch
Oxford University Press
From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth.
Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture-from 3200 BC to AD 400-Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period.
She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the “inundation,” a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets.
Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God.
10. Shabaka’s Stone: An African Theory on the Origin and Continuing Development of the Cosmic Universe
Author: by Kaba Hiawatha Kamene
Habaka’s Stone explores and explains many scientific theories on multi-dimensional levels. Shabaka’s Stone tells us that we are born with everything we need to solve all of our life’s challenges. Every human is born with a Messiah (Asar/Heru) and a Judas (Seten).
Judas’ job is to stop us from achieving our divine purpose. The Messiah’s responsibility is to make sure that Judas is not successful. Life is the result of the balance of this relationship. The Messiah may fall down nine (9) times, but rises ten (10) times.
The metaphor of the Asarian Drama. We are the Creator having a human experience. The Nun wanted to come into being. He/She tried countless times. Finally, one of her/his attempts succeeded and Ptah came forward and created Atum.
Atum was consciousness and named all and every thing. This trinity began the beginning of time and continues to become to this day. Every day, when you wake up is like Ptah rising out of the Nun (state of unconscious).
This energy conversion, waking you up initiates your simple and self-conscious state of thinking, realizing who you are coming up out of your sleep.
11. The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality
Author: by Cheikh Anta Diop
Lawrence Hill Books
Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.
12. The Egyptian Book of the Dead: Deluxe Slip-case Edition
Author: by Arcturus Publishing
Deliver me from the Watchers who bear slaughtering knives, and who have cruel fingers. The Egyptian Book of the Dead? Is an ancient collection of spells, prayers and incantations designed to guide the departed through the perils of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life.
Written as part of funeral rites, these scrolls were often left in the sarcophagus of the deceased and now offer fascinating insight into Egyptian culture. This beautifully illustrated edition contains images from the exquisite Papyrus of Ani, an ancient Egyptian scroll narrating the journey of Theban scribe Ani through the underworld.
Its accompanying hieroglyphic text has been translated by acclaimed Egyptologist E. A Wallis Budge, and includes spells addressed to ferryman, gods and kings to aid Ani on his way to the afterlife.
13. By George G. M. James: Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy
Author: by George J.M. James
In this bold and uncompromising book, George G.M. James argues that the “Greek philosophy” in which nearly all of Western culture has its roots actually originated in ancient Egypt Drawing on careful historical research and a radical rethinking of the conventional narrative of Greek history, James asserts that our celebration of the ancient Greeks as the creators of Western civilization and philosophy is misattributed.
In fact, he argues, our praise rightfully belongs to the people of Africa. Furthermore, this massive intellectual and cultural theft has helped lend credence to the damaging notion that the entire continent of Africa has contributed nothing to world civilization.
James explorers documented connections between celebrated Greek philosophers and the influence of Egyptian thought, proposing other possible links between northern Africa and Greece as well. An important book for understanding the history of philosophy, culture, and race in the modern world, Stolen Legacy is not to be missed.
14. The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Complete Papyrus of Ani
Author: by E.A. Wallis Budge
A New Edition of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, Perfect for History Buffs, Budding Archaeologists, or Mythology Enthusiasts! The Egyptian Book of the Dead is unquestionably one of the most influential books in all history. Containing the ancient ritual to be performed for the dead with detailed instructions for the behavior of the soul in the afterlife, it served as the most important repository of religious authority for some three thousand years.
Chapters were carved on the pyramids of the ancient 5th Dynasty, texts were written in papyrus, and selections were painted on mummy cases well into the Christian era. In a certain sense, it represented all history and research of Egyptian civilization.
In the year 1888, Dr. E.A. Wallis Budge, then purchasing agent for the British Museum, followed rumors he heard of a spectacular archaeological find in Upper Egypt, and found in an 18th Dynasty tomb near Luxor a perfectly preserved papyrus scroll.
It was a copy of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, written around 1500 B.C. For Ani, Royal Scribe of Thebes, Overseer of the Granaries of the Lords of Abydos, and Scribe of the Offerings of the Lords of Thebes.
15. A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology
Author: by Toby Wilkinson
A thrilling history of the West’s scramble for the riches of ancient Egypt by the foremost Egyptologist of our time. From the decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later, the uncovering of Egypt’s ancient past took place in an atmosphere of grand adventure and international rivalry.
In A World Beneath the Sands, acclaimed Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson chronicles the ruthless race between the British, French, Germans, and Americans to lay claim to its mysteries and treasures. He tells riveting stories of the men and women whose obsession with Egypt’s ancient civilization helped to enrich and transform our understanding of the Nile Valley and its people, and left a lasting impression on Egypt, too.
Travelers and treasure-hunters, ethnographers and archaeologists: whatever their motives, whatever their methods, a century of adventure and scholarship revealed a lost world, buried for centuries beneath the sands. 16 pages of color illustrations; 23 black-and-white illustrations
16. The Ancient Black Hebrews: Abraham And His Family
Author: by Gert Muller
What ethnic group did Abraham and his family belong to? What colour was this ethnic group? Does the Bible say they looked like Cushites? Are there pictures of this ethnic group from the time of Abraham? All of these questions are fully answered in this book and the pictures are shown!!!