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Book of Amos
Definition by Jimmy Issa

Book of Amos

The Book of Amos is a prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible largely dating to the 8th century BCE and considered to be scripture by modern-day Jews and Christians. The work chronicles the visions that the ancient author of this book believed...
Dead Sea Scrolls
Definition by Justin King

Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) are a collection of scrolls found in the desert east of Jerusalem on the shore of the Dead Sea. They represent the largest manuscript collections of texts from the Second Temple Period found in the area of Judah...
Funerary Rites, Burial, and the Afterlife of the Ancient Egyptians
Collection by Patrick Goodman

Funerary Rites, Burial, and the Afterlife of the Ancient Egyptians

Often misconstrued as a culture obsessed with death, the ancient Egyptians viewed death and the afterlife as an intimately connected continuance to life itself. Though funerary processions and burial rites changed over the years - as seen...
Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Ancient Egyptians
Collection by Patrick Goodman

Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Ancient Egyptians

Religion was interwoven throughout the life of ancient Egypt, and was connected to Egyptian mythology, science, and medicine to name a few. From the mightiest Pharaonic king to the farmers harvesting abundant wheat harvests, the belief of...
Domesday Book
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Domesday Book

Domesday Book was a comprehensive survey and record of all the landowners, property, tenants and serfs of medieval Norman England. It was compiled in 1086-7 under the orders of William the Conqueror (r. 1066-87). The record is unique in European...
Book of the Dead of Userhat
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Book of the Dead of Userhat

This is an early example of a Book of the Dead papyrus by the scribe Userhat. The vignette shows the Field of Reeds, the goal of the blessed dead, in which agricultural activities were conducted. From Thebes, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, c. 1450...
Book of the Dead (detail)
Image by Mark Cartwright

Book of the Dead (detail)

A detail from a Book of the Dead, on papyrus showing hieratic writing of Hornefer, Ptolemaic Period, provenance unknown. (Museo Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Book of the Dead of Aaneru, Thebes
Image by Mark Cartwright

Book of the Dead of Aaneru, Thebes

A detail from the Book of the Dead of Aaneru from Thebes, Third Intermediate Period, XXI Dynasty, 1070-946 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
Book of the Dead Papyrus
Image by Mark Cartwright

Book of the Dead Papyrus

A detail from a Book of the Dead, on papyrus showing hieratic writing of Hornefer, Ptolemaic Period, provenance unknown. (Museo Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic Period
Image by Mark Cartwright

Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic Period

A detail from the Book of the Dead of Tayesnakht from Thebes, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
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