Author:James P. Allen
The Egyptian Coffin Texts, Volume 8. Middle Kingdom Copies of Pyramid Texts
Chicago: The Oriental Institute
Size: 20.2 MB
The texts inscribed in coffins, sarcophagi, and tomb chambers during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom (ca. 2100-1650 bc) are one of the richest sources for the language and religion of ancient Egypt. Known mostly as Coffin Texts, they are usually contemporary in composition with the objects on which they were inscribed. In many sources they also occur together with older compositions, copies of the Pyramid Texts that were first inscribed in royal tombs of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties (ca. 2300-2200 bc).