Amduat
The Amduat[pronunciation?] (literally "That Which Is In the Afterworld", also translated as "Text of the Hidden Chamber Which is in the Underworld" and "Book of What is in the Underworld") is an important Ancient Egyptian funerary text of the New Kingdom. Like many funerary texts, it was found written on the inside of the pharaoh's tomb for reference. Unlike other funerary texts, however, it was reserved only for pharaohs (until the 21st Dynasty almost exclusively) or very favored nobility.
It tells the story of Ra, the Egyptian sun god who travels through the underworld, from the time when the sun sets in the west and rises again in the east. It is said that the dead Pharaoh is taking this same journey, ultimately to become one with Ra and live forever.
The underworld is divided into twelve hours of the night, each representing different allies and enemies for the Pharaoh/sun god to encounter. The Amduat names all of these gods and monsters. The main purpose of the Amduat is to give the names of these gods and monsters to the spirit of the dead Pharaoh, so he can call upon them for help or use their name to defeat them.
As well as enumerating and naming the inhabitants of the Duat (or Dwat) both good and bad, the illustrations of the 'book' show clearly the topography of the underworld. The earliest complete version of the Amduat is found in KV34, the tomb of Thutmose III in the Valley of the Kings.

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The Amduat: The Book of Hidden Chambers - Tour Egypt
The Amduat: The Book of Hidden Chambers, An Egyptian New Kingdom Book of the Netherworld.
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Book of the Am-Tuat, Budge tr. at sacred-texts.com.
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Amduat of Tanetshedkhons | Emory | Michael C. Carlos Museum
This papyrus belonged to the Mistress of the House and Chantress of Amun, Tanetshedkhons, a Theban noble-woman of the Twenty-first Dynasty. The scroll is ...
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Funerary composition, whose name means 'that which is in the underworld'. The Amduat dates back to the New Kingdom (first appearing in the tomb of ...
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The Book of the Amduat was called by the Egyptians 'The Book of the Secret Chamber' and was a knowledge oriented book. Additionally, it is the first completely ...
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The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife. Cornell University Press. Knowledge for the Afterlife - the Egyptian Amduat - a quest for immortality (1963), Theodore ...
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Amduat of Tanetshedkhons ... The Amduat, like the Book of the Dead, is one of several guidebooks designed to aid the deceased in their ... 2012 Emory University.
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This papyrus belonged to the Mistress of the House and Chantress of Amun, Tanetshedkhons, a Theban noblewoman of the Twenty-first Dynasty. The scroll is ...
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A Preliminary Investigation into Enigmatic Writing in the Amduat: The Fourth Hour more. by Rachel Farndon. "University of Auckland Summer Scholarship 2010
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The Amduat: The Book of Hidden Chambers, An Egyptian New Kingdom Book of ... Egypt: The One and the Many, Hornung, Erik, 1971, Cornell University Press ...
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"Hours of Infinity Part II: Twelve Hours of Infinity: Amduat" Opens March 9. By Peg Lourie Mar 09, 2012. Artist and UM Art and Design student John Kannenberg ...
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Apr 8, 2010 ... Schweizer guides the reader through the Amduat, offering a psychological ... Cornell University Press ... Reading the Ancient Egyptian Amduat.
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Here in the illustrations and texts of the Amduat, threats hidden in the depths of .... Hardcover: 240 pages; Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (April 8, ...
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Title: The Twelfth hour of the Amduat; Related: Sowada, K. N. and Ockinga, B. G.. Egyptian art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney, p.45-55; Publisher: Sydney ...
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The following compilation of the Amduat was made from various sources: ... writing program developed at the University of Paris to make this compilation.
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Knowledge for the Afterlife: The Egyptian Amduat - a Quest for ...
Knowledge for the Afterlife: The Egyptian Amduat - a Quest for ...
Theodor Abt, Erik Hornung, 2003
The knowledge contained in the Amduat is meant for the dead Pharaoh. But the text also recommends this knowledge for living beings.
The Egyptian Amduat: The Book of the Hidden Chamber
The Egyptian Amduat: The Book of the Hidden Chamber
Erik Hornung, Theodor Abt, 2007
This book is a treasure for all those who want to explore the archetypal structure of the objective psyche, with its helpful but also with its dangerous forces.
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The Coffin of Heqata: (Cairo JdE 36418) : a Case Study of Egyptian ...
Harco Willems, 1996
Book of Amduat Hornung, Amduat I, 1-2 = idem, Texte zum Amduat I, 102-109: p. 282, n. 1634. Hornung, Amduat I, 10 (49): p. 354, n. 2186. Hornung, Amduat I, 10, n. h = idem, Texte zum Amduat I, 130: p. 243, n. 1328. Hornung, Amduat I, 1 1 ...
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Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
The Amduat (literally "That Which Is In the Afterworld," also translated as "Text of the Hidden Chamber Which is in the Underworld" and "Book of What is in the Underworld") is an important Ancient Egyptian funerary text of the New Kingdom.
The Enigmatic Netherworld Books of the Solar-Osirian Unity: ...
The Enigmatic Netherworld Books of the Solar-Osirian Unity: ...
John Coleman Darnell, 2004
21; these beings appear to correspond to the twelve women of the Twelfth Hour of the Amduat (Homung, Das Amduat, vol. 1, entities nos. 822-33 [= Texte zum Amduat, vol. 3, pp. 807-808]) with fire-spitting uraei on their shoulders. The women ...
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Amduat ~ EGY KING
“The book of that which is in the Underworld” is an account of the nightly journey of the sun god in his sacred boat through the realm of the Underworld. Unlike earlier funerary texts, the Amduat gives a detailed description of what the god will encounter during the 12-hour journey. The Amduat explains in text and pictures what happens to the sun when it falls below the horizon each night a phenomenon that must have been debated by Egyptian priests. The Amduat chronicles the perils of the Underworld and the victorious emergence of the sun each dawn. Amduat, “The book of that which is in the Under- world,” first appeared in the tomb of Thutmose III (1504–1492 b.c.) in the Valley of the Kings.
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Worldbuilding in the Gates of Amduat: Bonus! | LisaHartjes.com
A practical example of worldbuilding, using Patricia Wrede's worldbuilding questions.
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Whidbey Island Passages: Amduat
We all must cross the desert Either by foot or on a camel… Completing our final destination, Swathed in gravel or soft flannel. (I honestly don’t know where to file, The million photos inside my head… Grammar school, jobs, stray dogs and weeds, Both in my own and the flower bed.
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Egyptology News: First Six Hours of the Amduat Online
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Teodor Lekov. Amduat – Notes from the Hidden chamber, Sofia 2006. | Bulgarian Institute of Egyptology
Posted on August 31, 2006 by BIE.
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Archaeorama and the Amduat | Electric Archaeology
I confess, I am not very aware of what's going on in Egyptology - but visitors to Rossella Lorenzi's new space in Second Life certainly will become so! Rossella is a reporter for the Discovery Channel, and maintains a blog about the latest happenings in the world of archaeology. Recently, she's been crafting a 'Chamber…
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Egypt Centre, Swansea: Amduat scene
Been trying to find out a bit more about this scene. It's a fragment of a Third Intermediate Period coffin.
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Amduat – The Ancient Egyptian Funerary Text
Learn about Amduat here.
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Sacred Nights of Antinous: Antinous in the Amduat | Aedicula Antinoi: A Small Shrine of Antinous
The talons of Great Horus have hardly grasped him and brought him forth from the waters of the Celestial Nile in the tenth hour... And yet, even now, he moves rejuvenated in the Amduat, upholding the scales of Ma'at and subduing the enemies of Re in his Barque of Millions of Years... Hathor, Mistress of…
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Amduat
Funerary composition, whose name means 'that which is in theunderworld'. The Amduat dates back to the New Kingdom (first appearing in the tomb ofTuthmosis I), in a number of tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
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