Ancient Egypt and the Afterlife
The Quest for Immortality
Miranda Harrison, J. D. Dallet
- Published to coincide with the ground-breaking exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
- Produced in Scala’s innovative foldout format
Cleverly utilizing the interactive 4-fold format, this book opens the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and sheds light on the ancient fascination with the afterlife. Magnificent objects from the Cairo and Luxor museums, including mummy coffins, monumental and small-scale sculptures, papyri, painted reliefs, jewellery and other funerary objects are used to illustrate the concept of the afterlife, as described in The Book of the Dead. The reader accompanies the nocturnal journey taken by the Pharaoh upon his death, one which results in resurrection and eternal life. The book was published to accompany the ground-breaking, multi-media exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in April 2002, and then travelling to other major venues for the next five years.