The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books

Colleen Manassa Darnell
Writings from the Ancient World

“This volume offers the first complete English translation of the ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books, important compositions that decorated the New Kingdom royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. These texts present one of humanity’s oldest surviving attempts to describe the unseen realms beyonds the visible cosmos, and their imagery and annotations represent ancient Egyptian theological speculation about the events of the solar journey through the twelve hours of the night.”