The after-life was a major component of ancient Egyptian culture, upon which much of their society was centered around. Death and resurrection was considered a constant cycle. This book is the first comprehensive study of ancient Egyptian ceremonies. The author, Sir Wallis Budge, was the keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum and devoted his life to understanding their mysteries. This book goes much further in explaining ancient Egyptian rituals, texts and artifacts than many newer books have done. Highly recommended for those seeking new information on a legendary ancient culture.