Bibliography for Egyptian Hell

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Budge, E. A. Wallis. The Egyptian Heaven and Hell. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1996. Reprint of Books on Egypt and Chaldea. Vol. 20–22. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1905.

—. Book of the Dead: The Chapters of Coming forth by Day: or, The Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead: the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Text edited from Numerous Papyri. New York: AMS Press, 1976. Reprint of Books on Egypt and Chaldea. Vol. 28–30. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1910.

Gardiner, Eileen, ed. Egyptian Hell: Visions, Tours and Descriptions of the Infernal Otherworld. Second Edition. New York: Italica Press, 2013. Contains English translations of the folowing texts: The Book of Two Ways, The Book of the Nether World, The Book of Gates, The Book of the Dead, The Book of the Earth and The Book of Caverns. With introduction, notes, bibliography and glossary.

Piankoff, Alexandre. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. The Tomb of Ramesses VI. Bollingen Series 40. Vol. 1. New York: Pantheon, 1954. Contains a translation of the Book of Amduat, the Book of Gates, the Book of the Earth and the Book of Caverns.

Studies & Reference

Allen, James P. “Pyramid Texts.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. 3.95–97.

Beliberg, Edward. To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. New York: Brooklyn Museum, 2008. Although this book includes almost nothing on the Egyptian notion of hell, it provides a very good introduction to the Egyptian afterlife and is well illustrated with important artefacts.

Faulkner, Raymond O. The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Eva Von Dassow, ed. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994. Contains a translation of the Book of the Dead. Beautifully illustrated.

Gardiner. Egyptian Hell. Includes introduction, notes, bibliography and glossary.

Hornung, Erik. The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife. David Lorton, trans. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999. An essential book on this topic.

—. The Secret Lore of Egypt: Its Impact on the West. David Lorton, trans. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Lesko, Leonard H. The Ancient Egyptian Book of Two Ways. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972. Contains a translation of the Book of Two Ways.

—. “Coffin Texts.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. 1.287–88.

—. “Funerary Literature.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. 2.570–75.

Morenz, Siegfried. Religion und Geschichte des alten Ägypten. Cologne & Vienna: Böhlau, 1975.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Donald B. Redford, ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Romano, James F. Death, Burial and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Carnegie Series on Egypt, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990. A basic and good introduction to the subject.

Rosalie, David, A. Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt. London: Penguin Books, 2002. A good basic book.

Zandee, Jan. Death As an Enemy. W. F. (Mrs.) Klasens, trans. Leiden: Brill, 1960. An excellent analysis of the language used in Egyptian texts that deal with death.

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