The Pyramid Texts (Forgotten Books)

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Book Description:

The Pyramid Texts were funerary inscriptions that were written on the walls of the early Ancient Egyptian pyramids at Sakkara. These date back to the fifth and sixth dynasties, approximately the years 2350-2175 B.C.E. However, because of extensive internal evidence, it is believed that they were composed much earlier, circa 3000 B.C.E. The Pyramid Texts are, therefore, essentially the oldest sacred texts known.

Samuel Mercer was the first to produce a complete English translation of this mysterious text, in 1952. This was also the first complete translation in any language. (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Preface; Introduction; Nut And The Deceased King, Utterances 1-11; Ritual Of Bodily Restoration Of The Deceased, And Offerings, Utterances 12-203; A Group Of Prayers And Charms, Utterances 204-212; Series Of Old Heliopolitan Texts Partly Osirianized, Utterances 213-222; The Deceased King Receives Offerings And Is Re-established In His Functions And Possessions, Utterances 223-225; Mostly Serpent Charms, Utterances 226-243; The Deceased King Arrives In Heaven Where He Is Established, Utterances 244-259; The Deceased King Triumphs Over His Enemies And Is Recognized By The Gods, Utterances 260-262; Means Whereby The Deceased King Reaches Heaven, Utterances 263-271; The Deceased King In Heaven, Utterances 272-274; Charms, Utterances 275-299; The Ferryman And The Deceased King's Ascension, Utterances 300-311; A Series Of Five Charms, Utterances 312-316; Miscellaneous Utterances On The Career Of The Deceased King In The Hereafter, 317-337; Offerings For The Deceased King, Utterances 338-349; Miscellaneous Utterances On The Hereafter, 350-374; Conjurations And Charms, Utterances 375-400; Utterances Concerning Well-being, Especially Food And Clothes, 401-426; In Praise Of Nut, Utterances 427-435; Miscellaneous Texts--some Largely Osirian, Utterances 436-442; Second Series In Praise Of Nut, Utterances 443-452; A Miscellaneous Group, Utterances 453-486; A Series Of Food Texts, Utterances 487-502; A Series Of Reed-floats And Ferryman Texts, Utterances 503-522; Miscellaneous Texts Chiefly About The Deceased King's Reception And Life In Heaven, Utterances 523-533; For The Protection Of The Pyramid Enclosure Against Osiris And His Cycle, Utterance 534; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 535-538; A Litany Of Ascension, Utterance 539; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 540-552; Resurrection, Meal, And Ascension Of The Deceased King, Utterance 553; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 554-562; A Purification Litany, Utterance 563; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 564-569; New-birth Of The Deceased King As A God In Heaven, Utterance 570; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 571-575; The Resurrection And Ascension Of The Deceased King, Utterance 576; The Resurrection Of Osiris With Whom The Gods Are Satisfied, Utterance 577; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 578-586; An Early Hymn To The Sun, Utterance 587; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 588-600; A Litany-like Incantation For The Endurance Of A Pyramid And Temple, Utterance 601; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 602-605; The Resurrection, Ascension, And Reception Of The Deceased King In Heaven, Utterance 606; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 607-609; The Deceased King On Earth And In Heaven Utterance 610; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 611-626; The Ascended King, His Works, And Identifications, Utterance 627; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 628-658; The Death Of The King And His Arrival In Heaven, Utterance 659; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 660-669; The Death, Resurrection, And Spiritualization Of The King, Utterance 670; Texts Of Miscellaneous Contents, Utterances 671-675; Resurr



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