Abandoned Scriptures—Egyptian and Mayan
Lecture no. 34 from the course: Sacred Texts of the World
Taught by Professor Grant Hardy | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
This lecture explores the value of studying sacred texts from traditions that have not survived. Read striking excerpts from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a compendium of spells guiding the deceased in the afterlife. Then discover the Popol Vuh, a text containing sacred mythological stories of the Maya.