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Title: A New Edition of the 'Book of Nut'
Author(s): KLOTZ, David
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 68 Issue: 5-6 Date: 2011
Review of the most recent edition of the cosmographic composition 'the Book of Nut', a detailed outline of the movements of the sun, decan stars, and other celestial bodies, recounted within a mythological framework. First attested in the Osireion of Sety I at Abydos, this important text is attested in Pharaonic tombs as well as on Hieratic and Demotic papyri of the Roman Period, several of which are published for the first time. While the new parallels greatly advance our understanding of the Book of Nut, the difficult hieroglyphic texts, partially composed in enigmatic writing, still invite further study.