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One of the most important results of our review of the various images of death in ancient Egypt is the discovery that the Egyptians had a concept of a realm of death in which the dead were just dead, and that they depicted this state of death in the darkest colors of … Reviews ... PDF download. 74-76

Topics History, Egypt, Religion Collection opensource Language English.

Assmann describes in detail nine different images of death: death as the body being torn apart, as social isolation, the notion of the court of the dead, the dead body, the mummy, the soul and ancestral spirit of the dead, death as separation and transition, as homecoming, and as secret.

ASSMANN Death And Salvation In Ancient Egypt. "Review: J. Assmann, Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2005", in Journal of the American Oriental Society 127.1 (2007), pp.