The Book of the Dead project: past, present and future

Marcus Müller-Roth

The Book of the Dead Project has been in existence for over 15 years under the supervision of Ursula Rößler-Köhler. It was initially supported by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia at the beginning of the 1990s, with the German Research Foundation (DFG) later providing funds over a period of ten years. In 2004 the project was incorporated into the programme of the Academies of Sciences and Arts. The main tasks of the project are: to edit selected Book of the Dead manuscripts; to provide facilities for scholars; and to establish an archive of Book of the Dead manuscripts, including textual and iconographical databases. Two series of publications are available: Handschriften des Altägyptischen Totenbuches (HAT) and Studien zum Altägyptischen Totenbuch (SAT). This paper provides a résumé of the project’s previous work and introduces its current activities and future objectives.

The Book of the Dead Project: Past, present and future

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Müller-Roth, M. 2010. The Book of the Dead Project: Past, present and future. BMSAES 15, 189–200. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_15/mueller_b.aspx

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