Issue 15: November 2010
This issue contains 13 papers from the colloquium, The Book of the Dead - Recent research and new perspectives, held at the British Museum on 21–22 July 2009. The meeting brought together leading scholars working on aspects of the Book of the Dead. Several of their contributions have been influential in the development of the exhibition Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead (4 November 2010 – 6 March 2011).
The papers presented here represent the majority of those that will eventually appear in a hard copy publication, though with more extensive use of colour than will be possible in that volume. Neal Spencer, Elisabeth O'Connell and Liam McNamara edited the papers, with the assistance of John Taylor.
The Book of the Dead as canon
Creating borders: New insights into making the Papyrus of Ani
Bridget Leach and Richard B. Parkinson
The guardian-demons of the Book of the Dead
In the footsteps of Edouard Naville (1844–1926)
An intriguing Theban Book of the Dead tradition in the Late Period
Malcom Mosher, Jr.
Memphis–Thebes: Local traditions in the Late Period
The Book of the Dead Project: Past, present and future