Friday, October 28, 2016

Video Friday: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Judgement in the Presence of Osiris, Hunefer's Book of the Dead

Hunefer's Judgement in the presence of Osiris, Book of the Dead, 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom, c. 1275 B.C.E., papyrus, Thebes, Egypt (British Museum). Erratum: near the end of the video,it says that Nephthys and Anubis are siblings, this is not correct.

Trial by Feather

What awaits the Old Man and Pharaoh in the Afterlife? Before they find out, they must go through the feather ceremony, a test given by the Egyptian gods. This is their journey and the fate of their afterlife falls on a feather.

Book of Dead - utterances of emergence during daytime

This is a song James Oliver wrote based on the ancient Egyptian text often called the Book of the Dead. It is a funeral text, which helps one pass safely to the afterlife.

The video takes some artistic liberty with the actual process, so if your interested in what the book actually does research it .

Introduction to the Book of the Dead

by the Groovy Historian

Tom Hiddleston reads from The Book of the Dead