Studies & Reference
Budge, E. A. Wallis. The Egyptian Heaven and Hell. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1996. Reprint of Books on Egypt and Chaldea. Vol. 2022. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1905.
. Book of the Dead: The Chapters of Coming forth by Day: or, The Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead: the Egyptian Hieroglyphic Text edited from Numerous Papyri. New York: AMS Press, 1976. Reprint of Books on Egypt and Chaldea. Vol. 2830. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1910.
Piankoff, Alexandre. Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations. The Tomb of Ramesses VI. Bollingen Series 40. Vol. 1. New York: Pantheon, 1954. Contains a translation of the Book of Amduat, the Book of Gates, the Book of the Earth and the Book of Caverns.
Studies & Reference
Allen, James P. “Pyramid Texts.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. 3.9597.
Beliberg, Edward. To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. New York: Brooklyn Museum, 2008. Although this book includes almost nothing on the Egyptian notion of hell, it provides a very good introduction to the Egyptian afterlife and is well illustrated with important artefacts.
Faulkner, Raymond O. The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Eva Von Dassow, ed. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994. Contains a translation of the Book of the Dead. Beautifully illustrated.
Hornung, Erik. The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife. David Lorton, trans. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999. An essential book on this topic.
. The Secret Lore of Egypt: Its Impact on the West. David Lorton, trans. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.
Lesko, Leonard H. The Ancient Egyptian Book of Two Ways. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972. Contains a translation of the Book of Two Ways.
. “Coffin Texts.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. 1.28788.
. “Funerary Literature.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. 2.57075.
Morenz, Siegfried. Religion und Geschichte des alten Ägypten. Cologne & Vienna: Böhlau, 1975.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Donald B. Redford, ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001.
Romano, James F. Death, Burial and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Carnegie Series on Egypt, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990. A basic and good introduction to the subject.
Rosalie, David, A. Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt. London: Penguin Books, 2002. A good basic book.
Zandee, Jan. Death As an Enemy. W. F. (Mrs.) Klasens, trans. Leiden: Brill, 1960. An excellent analysis of the language used in Egyptian texts that deal with death.