The Enigmatic Netherworld Books of the Solar-Osirian Unity

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2004
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Cryptographic Compositions in the Tombs of Tutankamun, Ramesses VI and Ramesses IX
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This study is the first detailed examination of the cryptographic texts on the Tutankhamun shrine and in the tomb of Ramesses IX and contains the first treatment of much of the Ramesses VI Corridor G inscriptions. These three enigmatic texts are related in theology, iconography, and physical layout, and are based on a common template, incorporating enigmatic texts, Book of the Dead extracts, and a figure of the giant unified Re-Osiris.  The work includes an overview of New Kingdom cryptography, and discusses in detail two sentral concepts of the three cryptographic treatises-the figure of the giant unified Re-Osiris, and the concept of inversion in the netherworld.

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Fribourg Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Gottingen