The Egyptian Book of the Dead; what Egyptologists have to say and an imaginative reinactment

For you upcoming weekend enjoyment, a reposting of this popular blog.

The following videos dramatize a bit of the life of the 19th century Egyptologist E Wallace Budge and his discoveries in Egypt; together with brief remarks by several 20th and 21st century Egyptologists: the videos include an imaginative recreation of the Book of the Dead

Sir E.A. Wallis Budge who for many years was Keeper of the Egyptian collection at the British Museum and also sought artifacts in Egypt as discussed in these videos

Sir E.A. Wallis Budge who for many years was Keeper of the Egyptian collection at the British Museum and also sought artifacts in Egypt as discussed in these videos

Dare to go on a trip through the underworld to the Egyptian afterlife and the voyage of the Book of the Dead in this marvellously depicted programme. E. A. Wallis Budge’s wonderful find in Egypt and his famous book gives us an insight into how the Egyptians charted the journey after death to the afterlife. This programme gives us a graphic and often scary insight into the trials and tribulations of the soul of the deceased. 
Aired on the History Channel by A&E Entertainments in 2006 and produced by Morningstar Entertainment.

Source  The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Enjoy your weekend with these two little programs

Part 1

Part 2

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