Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life, Second Ed. - Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life, Second Ed.

By Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

  • Release Date: 2013-12-29
  • Genre: History


With frequent references to archeological finds, this book explores the ancient Egyptian concept of the afterlife. Author Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist who worked for the British Museum. While Budge was not exempt from the darker side of Egyptology?he was complicit in the smuggling of antiquities, and by purchasing from dealers rather than engaging in excavation he helped encourage archeological looting?his tenure was marked by a decided increase in the quality of the museum's collection. Budge wrote this book using the full resources of the British Museum, and the resulting work offers an in-depth look at ancient Egyptian funerary practices.