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Prof. Erik Hornung was full professor of the Department of Egyptology at the University of Basel from 1967 until his retirement in 1998.

Erik Hornung received his doctorate from the University of Tübingen in 1956 and his habilitation from Münster (Westphalia) in 1963. Among other things, he has studied the royal tomb texts from the Valley of the Kings and has published on tombs KV1 (Ramses VII), KV2 (Ramses IV) and KV17 (Sethos I) as well as KV57(Haremhab). He is one of the outstanding experts on the necropolis at Thebes-West.

Erik Hornung is the editor of the seriesDer Alte Orient in theLibrary of the Ancient World, published by Artemis Verlag.

Bibliography Prof. Erik Hornung


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Grundzüge der ägyptischen Geschichte, Darmstadt 1965; 21978 (revised); 31988; 41996; 52005;

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Altägyptische Höllenvorstellungen, Berlin 1968 (Abh. Sächs. Ak.d.Wiss. 59 Heft 3);

The One and the Many. Egypt. Gottesvorstellungen, Darmstadt 1971, 21973, 31983, 41990, 51993;

The Tomb of Haremhab in the Valley of the Kings, Bern 1971;

Egyptian Underworld Books, Zurich and Munich 1972, 41992;

Studies on the Sedfest, Geneva 1974 (with E. Staehelin);

The Book of the Worship of Re in the West, Part I Geneva 1975, Part II 1977;

Scarabs and Other Signet Amulets from Basel Collections, Mainz 1976 (with E. Staehelin);

Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Poetry, Zurich and Munich 1978;

The Book of the Dead of the Egyptians, Zurich and Munich 1979, 21990; ppb 1998;

Studies on Ancient Egyptian Life Teachings, Freiburg/Switzerland and Göttingen 1979 (ed., with O. Keel);

The Book of the Gates of the Hereafter, part I Geneva 1980, part II 1984;

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The Egyptian Myth of the Heavenly Cow, Freiburg/Switzerland and Göttingen 1982, 21991, 31997;

Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt, Ithaca N.Y. 1982 and London 1983; ppb 1996;

Les Dieux de l'Égypte, le Un et le Multiple, Monaco 1986, 2Paris 1992;

Texts on the Amduat, Part I Geneva 1987, Part II 1992, Part III 1994;

Geist der Pharaonenzeit, Zurich and Munich 1989, 21990 (also by dtv, 1992); as ppb 1999; edition by Albatros Verlag Düsseldorf 2005;

Zum Bild Ägyptens im Mittelalter und in der Renaissance, Freiburg/Switzerland and Göttingen 1990 (ed.);

Songs from the Nile. Dichtung am Hofe der Pharaonen, Zurich and Munich 1990;

Two Ramesside Royal Tombs: Ramses IV and Ramses VII, Mainz 1990;

The Valley of the Kings. Horizon of Eternity (transl. D. Warburton), New York 1990;

The Night Journey of the Sun, Zurich and Munich 1991; ppb 1998;

The Tomb of Sethos I, Zurich and Munich 1991 (English/German); ppb 1999 (German only);

Sethos - a Pharaonic Tomb, Basel 1991 (exhibition catalog, with E. Staehelin);

Jeden czy wielu? Koncepcja Boga w starozytnym Egipcie (transl. A. Niwinski), Warsaw 1991;

Idea into Image. Essays on Ancient Egyptian Thought (partial translation by E. Bredeck), New York 1992; Arabic translation Cairo 2002;

Gli dei dell' antico Egitto (transl. D. Scaiola), Rome 1992;

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Ancient Egyptian Poetry, Stuttgart 1996 (Reclam);

L'esprit du temps des Pharaons (transl. M. Hulin), Paris 1996; ppb Hachette o. J.;

Biban el-Muluk, Cairo 1996;

Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife. An introductory overview, Darmstadt 1997;

The Truth of Dreams, Munich 1997 (Eranos N.F. 6, ed. with G. Benedetti);

"The Religion of Pharaonic Egypt" (Arabic, = The One and the Many), Cairo op. cit.

La Grande Histoire de l'égyptologie, Paris 1998;

Akhenaton. La religione della luce nell' Antico Egitto, Rome 1998;

El Uno y los Múltiples. Concepciones egipcias de la divinidad, Madrid 1999;

History of Ancient Egypt. An Introduction, Ithaca N.Y. 1999 (transl. David Lorton);

The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife, Ithaca N.Y. 1999 (transl. David Lorton);

Esoteric Egypt, Munich 1999;

Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, Ithaca N.Y. 1999 (transl. David Lorton);

The Tomb of Sethos'I. (2nd ed.), Düsseldorf -Zurich1999;

Lecture de l'histoire égyptienne, Monaco 2000 (transl. Denis Trierweiler);

Introducción a la egiptología. Estado, métodos, tareas, Madrid 2000 (transl. Francesc Ballesteros Balbastre);

L'Égypte ésotérique. Le savoir occulte des Égyptiens et son influence en Occident, Monaco 2001 (transl. Nathalie Baum); new edition Monaco 2007;

The Secret Lore of Egypt. Its Impact on the West, Ithaca N. Y. 2001 (transl. David Lorton);

The Quest for Immortality. Treasures of Ancient Egypt (ed., with Betsy M. Bryan), catalog of the exhibition in Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art 2002, with chapters "Exploring the Beyond" et al;

The Valley of the Kings, Munich 2002 (beck wissen series), 2nd ed. 2010);

Tajemny Egypt. Koreny hermetické moudrosti (transl. A. Plzák), Prague 2002;

La spiritualità all'epoca dei faraoni, Rome 2002 (transl. Alessia Amenta);

The secret knowledge of the Egyptians and its influence on the Occident, Munich 2003 (dtv); 22003;

Knowledge for the Afterlife. The Egyptian Amduat - A Quest for Immortality (with Theodor Abt), Zurich 2003;

Der Mensch und sein Widersacher (Eranos 2001-2002), ed. with Andreas Schweizer, Zurich 2003; in it: Being Human in Ancient Egypt, pp. 79-98; The Adventure of Eranos, pp. 193-202;

Historia de Egipto, Madrid 2003 (transl. Javier Alonso);

La Valle dei Re, Turin 2004 (transl. Umberto Gandini);

Ana Hatlariyla Misir Tarihi (transl. Z. A. Yilmazer), Istanbul 2004;

The Wisdom of the Serpent. Beiträge der Eranos Tagungen 2003 und 2004, ed. with Andreas Schweizer, Basel 2005; therein: "Sons of the Earth" - snakes in this world and beyond of the Egyptians, pp. 71-94;

The Spirit of the Pharaonic Era, Düsseldorf (Albatros) 2005;

The One and the Many. Ancient Egyptian World of the Gods (6th ed.), Darmstadt 2005; 7th ed. Darmstadt/Mainz 2011;

Immortal Pharaoh. The Tomb of Thutmosis III, ed. with Ch. E. Loeben and A. Wiese, Edinburgh 2005;

The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Underworld, London 2005 (transl. Irmela Stevens);

In Pharaoh's Tomb. The Hidden Hours of the Sun, edited with Ch. E. Loeben, A. Lowe, and A. Wiese, Basel 2006;

Egitto esoterico, Turin 2006 (transl. A. Rezzi);

Ancient Egyptian Chronology, ed. with Rolf Krauss and David A. Warburton, Leiden-Boston 2006;

New Studies on the Sedfest, with Elisabeth Staehelin, Basel 2006 (Aegyptiaca Helvetica 20);

The Egyptian Amduat. The Book of the Hidden Chamber (with D. Warburton and Th. Abt), Zurich 2007;

Beauty and Mass. Beiträge der Eranos Tagungen 2005 und 2006, ed. with Andreas Schweizer, Basel 2007; in it: Die Vermessung der Unterwelt. Ancient Egypt as a Culture of Measure, pp. 219-229;

De verborgen kennis van het Oude Egypte, The Hague 2007;

Les Textes de l'au-delà dans l'Égypte ancienne, Monaco 2007 (transl. N. Baum);

Grundzüge der ägyptischen Geschichte, 6th ed;

Az egy és a sok. Az óegyiptomi istenvilág (transl., Eszter Bechtold), Budapest 2009;

Images of the Unrecognizable. Contributions of the Eranos Conferences 2007 and 2008, ed. with Andreas Schweizer, Basel 2009;

Jenseitsreisen (Eranos 2009 and 2010), ed. with Andreas Schweizer, Basel 2011; in it: In the Realm of Osiris, pp. 211-243;

Fire and Water /Eranos 2011 and 2012), ed. with Andreas Schweizer, Basel 2013:

The Egyptian Book of Gates (with Th. Abt), Zurich 2014.

Sacred Landscape (Eranos 2013 and 2014), ed. with Andreas Schweizer, Basel 2015;


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S. Morenz, The advent of the transcendent God in Egypt. Orientalist. Literaturztg. 60, 1965, 563-564;

S. Morenz, Ancient Egyptian afterlife guide. Ibid 564-565;

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Faulkner-Albright, as above (CAH). Zs. of the German Palestine Association 83, 1967, 89-90;

R. Hari, Horemheb et la reine Moutnedjemet. Orientalist. Literaturztg. 62, 1967, 16-19;

Advertisements and news "Prehistory and Antiquity". Histor. Zs. 205, 1967, 181-192;

H. Brunner, Grundzüge einer Geschichte der altäg. literatur. Universitas 22, 1967, 1096-1097;

Same. German Studies, Section III, 1, 1968, 12-13;

D. B. Redford, History and Chronology of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. Bibliotheca Orientalis 25, 1968, 177-179;

E. Thomas, The Royal Necropoleis of Thebes. Orientalist. Literaturztg. 63, 1968, 550-551;

P. Barguet, Le livre des morts des Anciens Egyptiens. Ibid 64, 1969, 334;

J. G. Griffiths, The Origins of Osiris, and H. te Velde, Seth, God of Confusion. Ibid 65, 1970, 17-20;

C. J. Bleeker, Egyptian Festivals. Ibid, 345-347;

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Handbook of Oriental Studies, 1st dept, 1st vol, 2nd section (literature), 2nd ed. Ibid 28, 1971, 183-184;

M. Münster, Investigations on the goddess Isis. Orientalist. Literaturztg. 66, 1971, 346-349;

C. Blankenberg-van Delden, The Large Commemorative Scarabs of Amenhotep III. ibid. 68, 1973, 345-346;

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W. Schenkel, Das Stemma der altägypt. Sun Litany. Ibid, 554-555;

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G. Wirz, Death and transience. Orientalist. Literaturztg. 81, 1986, 546-547;

E. Iversen, Egyptian and Hermetic Doctrine. Bibliotheca Orientalis 43, 1986, 406-408;

D. B. Redford, Pharaonic King-Lists, Annals and Day-Books. Ibid 45, 1988, 107-108;

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Not all celebrities are intelligent. Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Aug. 30, 1949, p. 4 (Year 4, no. 168);

Titius-Bode's law and the transplutonic planet. Die Sterne 27, 1951, 22-23;

The position of the New Stars within the variable ones. Monthly Circular of the Swabian Observatory, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 3-4;

Distance laws in the planetary system. Ibid, no. 2, pp. 3-5;

Yin and Yang. Letter of a student to Hermann Hesse and his answer. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2. 7. 1954;

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Dichtung als Magie. On the occasion of Hermann Hesse's 80th birthday. Ebenda 12, 1957, 777-778 (issue 7, July); reprint in: Schwäbisches Tagblatt, 29. 6. 1957;

Millennium-old wooden sculpture (caption, without name). Holz-Zentralblatt, vol. 83, no. 109 of 10. 9. 1957, p. 1;

Professor Siegfried Morenz in memory. Basler Nachrichten, 17/18 Jan. 1970, p. 25 (with Karl Schefold);

On the death of Siegfried Morenz. Neue Zürcher Zeitung of 30. 1. 1970 (noon edition no. 49), p. 33;

Basels heilige Käfer. Basler Nachrichten of 12. 12. 1971 (no. 524), p. 31;

150 Years of Aegyptology. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 27. 9. 1972 (morning issue no. 450), p. 33;

Information, Image and Work of Art (Symposium on Egyptian Hieroglyphs at Reichenstein Castle). National-Zeitung Basel, 6. 8. 1974 (no. 243), p. 25;

A field of vision, ordered by gods. "Ancient Egypt" in the Propylaea History of Art. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Aug. 14, 1976 (no. 179), reprinted in: A Book Diary (1977), pp. 328-329;

Speech at the opening of the exhibition "Gift of the Nile" in Zurich on 24. 2. 1978. Supplement to the circular letter of the Schweiz. Ges. für oriental. Altertumswiss. of 17. 5. 1978;

Richesses et renouveaux d'une religion. Interview with Henri de Saint-Blanquat. Sciences & Avenir, Numero special No. 30: La nouvelle Egypte ancienne, Paris 1980, pp. 86-91;

Egyptology at the University of Basel. Basler Zeitung, 3. 7. 1980, p. 21;

Der grosse Ploetz, Excerpt from History, 29th ed. Freiburg 1980, pp. 61-69, 158-160, 301-302;

Ancient Egypt in Tübingen. Südwestpresse/Schwäbisches Tagblatt, 38th year, no. 179 of 7. 8. 1982;

Becoming the Sun ... Egyptian hope for the hereafter in the Valley of the Kings. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 23/24 Oct. 1982 (no. 247), p. 65;

Ancient Egypt, in: Wirtschafts-Ploetz. Die Wirtschaftsgeschichte zum Nachschlagen, Freiburg / Würzburg 1984, pp. 31-32;

Antiquity in Modernity. uni nova 40 / 1985-July, pp. 12-13 (with E. Staehelin);

Preface, in: Abdel-Aziz Fahmy Sadek, Contribution à l'étude de l'Amdouat (OBO 65, 1985), pp. IX-X;

Preliminary note, in: Barbara Lüscher, Totenbuch Spruch 1, Wiesbaden 1986, pp. VII-VIII;

Sethoss' (sic!) I. Tomb. Basler Magazin (supplement of the Basler Zeitung) No. 17, 27. 4. 1991, pp. 6-7;

Basel and its pharaonic tomb. Basler Magazin No. 10 of 7. 3. 1992, pp. 12-13;

Sethos I, stroll through a royal tomb, part I. The Orient 1, May 1993, pp. 5-13;

Where great minds are found. Turicum 24, June / July 1993, pp. 24-28;

Greeting to Hellmut Brunner on 11. 5. 1993. Zs. für ägypt. Sprache und Altertumskunde 120, 1993, VII;

Obituary Fritz Hintze (with E. Blumenthal and R. Krauspe). Ibidem, pp. IX-XI;

Obituary Wolfgang Helck (with E. Blumenthal). Ibidem 121, 1994, VII-IX;

Preface to: Andreas Schweizer, Seelenführer durch den verborgenen Raum, Munich 1994, pp. 9-10; English version to his, The Sungod`s Journey through the Netherworld, Ithaca 2010, pp. VII-VIII;

Pharaonendämmerung (Interview with A. Reif). Conturen 1/96, pp. 50-58; also in: Aargauer Tagblatt, 12/4/1996;

We are what we remember (review of J. Assmann, Ägypten. Eine Sinngeschichte). Neue Zürcher Zeitung of 4. 9. 1996, p. 46;

Basel initiatives in Egypt (interview with R. Suter). Basler Magazin No. 14 of 5. 4. 1997, p. 3;

Obituary Hellmut Brunner. Zs. für ägypt. Sprache und Altertumskunde 124, 1997, I-II;

Portmann and Eranos. uni nova (Basel) 79/80, May 1997, pp. 112-113 (with Tilo Schabert);

At the Breasts of Isis. On the Impact of Egypt on the Occident. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 8/9, 7. 2000, pp. 87-88;

Herrschaft als Heil und Unheil (review of J. Assmann, Herrschaft und Heil). Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 8/16/2000, p. 58;

In conversation with the dead (review by J. Assmann, Tod und Jenseits im alten Ägypten). Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 15. 8. 2001, p. 54;

The Night Journey of the Sun (interview by Manfred Papst). NZZ am Sonntag, 21. 3. 2004, pp. 66-67;

Tutankhamun's Beyond. NZZ special supplement "Tutankhamun in Basel," no. 81 of 6. 4. 2004, p. B 7;

Realm of the Dead: Belief in the Afterlife (interview by B. Schibler). Special supplement "Tutankhamun" of the Basler Zeitung, 7. 4. 2004, pp. 24-25;

Zum Geleit, in: N. Gmür Brianza-E. Staehelin, Höhenflug und Absturz. Wilhelm Dieudonné Stieler, Basel 2006, p. 5;


Chaotic realms in the ordered world, Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 81, 1956, 28-32;

Zur Geschichtlichen Rolle des Königs in der 18. Dynastie, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäolog. Institut Abt. Kairo 15, 1957, 120-132;

Neferti in the Old Kingdom, Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 84, 1959, 157 f.

The tomb of Amenophis III in the Western Valley of the Kings, Mitteil. Dt. Arch. Inst. Cairo 17, 1961, 111-127 (with A. Piankoff);

The burial chamber of Vezir User, Nachr. der Akad. der Wiss. Göttingen, I. Philol.-histor. Klasse, 1961 no. 5;

Lexical Studies I, Zs. für äg. Sprache u. Altertumskunde 86, 1961, 106-114;

Three Contributions to Propylaea World History vol. I, Berlin 1961, pp. 346-348, 371-373, 506-509;

Lexical Studies II, Zs. für äg. Sprache u. Altertumskunde 87, 1962, 115-119;

The "condemned" of the Egyptian. Totengericht, X. Internat. Kongress für Religionsgeschichte, Marburg 1961, pp. 101-102;

Light and Eclipse in the Imagination of Ancient Egypt, Studium Generale 18, 1965, 73-83;

Die Sonnenfinsternis nach dem Tode Psammetichs I., Zs. für äg. Sprache u. Altertumskunde 92, 1965, 38-39;

On the family of Vezir User, ibid, pp. 75-76;

Egyptian Dialogues, Kindlers Literatur Lexikon I, Zürich 1965, 169-170;

Egyptian Hymnody, ibid, 173-176;

Zum ägyptischen Ewigkeitsbegriff, Forschungen u. Fortschritte 39, 1965, 334-336;

Aja as "Crown Prince," Zs. für äg. Sprache u. Altertumskunde 92, 1966, 99-102, corrected ibid, 93, 1966, 146;

The Theban Valley of the Kings, Orientalist. Literaturzeitung 61, 1966, 117-123;

On the "Third Intermediate Period" of Egypt, ibid, 437-442;

The significance of the animal in ancient Egypt, Studium Generale 20, 1967, 69-84;

New Materials on Egypt. Chronologie, Zs. der Deutsch. Morgenländ. Ges. 117, 1967, 11-16;

Man as "Image of God" in Egypt, in: O. Loretz, Die Gottebenbildlichkeit des Menschen, Munich 1967, pp. 123-156;

The Valley of the Kings, Bild der Wissenschaft 5, 1968, 774-783;

Report on the construction of an Egyptolog. Sachkataloges in Loseblatt-Form, Zs. der Deutsch. Morgenländ. Ges., Suppl. I, 1969, 73-79;

The Basel loose-leaf documentation, in: Dokumentation ägypt. Altertümer (Akten der Arbeitsgem. Dokumentation in den Histor. Wissenschaften I), Darmstadt 1970, pp. 28-29;

Political Planning and Reality in Ancient Egypt, Saeculum 22, 1971, 48-58;

Gedanken zur Kunst der Amarnazeit, Zs. für äg. Sprache u. Altertumskunde 97, 1971, 74-78;

Probleme der Erfassung und Darstellung ägypt. Geschichte, in: Antike und Universalgeschichte (FS H. E. Stier), Münster 1972, pp. 17-25;

Various contributions in the "Lexikon der Ägyptologie", 1972 ff: Aker, Amduat, Amenophis I, Amenophis II, Amenophis III, Amentet, Apophis (god), Dat, darkness, book of the earth, lake of flames, Gereh-Gerhet, gods, aging, enemy of gods, god-human relationship, Hedjhotep, conceptions of heaven, cave book, Horus the Dat, afterlife guide, king's tomb, cow book, night, symmetry, literature of the dead (death texts);

Meaning and Reality of the Image in Ancient Egypt, in: Akademische Vorträge ... an der Univ. Basel, 8, 1973, 35-46;

The "Chambers" of the Thot Sanctuary, Zs. für äg. Sprache u. Altertumskunde 100, 1973, 33-35;

Problems of word research in the Book of Gates, Göttinger Miszellen 6, 1973, 55-59;

The Books of the Dead of the New Kingdom, in Textes et langages de l'Égypte pharaonique (Hommage à J.-F. Champollion), III, 1974, pp. 65-71;

Results of the final discussion, Göttinger Miszellen 14, 1974, 65-67;

Seth. History and Meaning of an Egypt. God, Symbolon, N. F. 2, 1974, 49-63;

Zur Bedeutung der ägypt. Dekangestirne, Göttinger Miszellen 17, 1975, 35-37;

Réalisation d'un manuel d'histoire égyptienne, Actes du XXIXe congr. internat. des Orientalistes, Égyptologie 2, Paris 1975, 55-56;

The tomb of Thutmosis II, Revue d'Égyptologie 27, 1975, 125-131;

The tomb of an Egyptian queen, Bibliotheca Orientalis 32, 1975, 143-145;

Five contributions to the catalog "So lebten die Alten Ägypter" (Basel, Museum für Völkerkunde, 1976/77);

Structure and development of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Zs. für äg. Sprache u. Altertumskunde 105, 1978, 59-66;

Chronology in Motion, in: Festschrift E. Edel, Bamberg 1979, pp. 247-252;

Monotheism in Pharaonic Egypt, in: O. Keel (ed.), Monotheismus im Alten Israel und seiner Umwelt, Freiburg/Switzerland 1980, pp. 83-97;

Decay and Regeneration of Creation, Jahrbuch Eranos 46, 1977, 411-449;

Temporal Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, Yearbook Eranos 47, 1978, 269-307;

The Implication of Images. Ancient Egyptian pictorial statements, Yearbook Eranos 48, 1979, 183-237;

Of two kinds of boundaries in ancient Egypt, Yearbook Eranos 49, 1980, 393-427;

Body and Soul in Egypt. Jenseitsglaube, Psycholog. Club Zürich, Annual Report 1980/81, pp. 25-26;

Zu den Schlussszenen der Unterweltsbücher, Mitteil. des Dt. Archäol. Inst. Cairo 37, 1981, 217-226;

On the traces of the sun: walk through an Egypt. King's Tomb, Jahrbuch Eranos 50, 1981, 431-475;

On Ancient Egypt. Geschichtsbewußtsein, in: Müller-Karpe (ed.), Archäologie und Geschichtsbewußtsein, Munich 1982, pp. 13-30;

Werde Schreiber ...!, Apropos Artemis (B. Mariacher zum 60. Geb.), Zürich-München 1982, pp. 9-13;

Die Israelstele des Merenptah, in: Fontes atque Pontes (FS H. Brunner, Wiesbaden 1983), pp. 224-233;

Pharao ludens, Jahrbuch Eranos 51, 1982, 479-516;

An aenigmatic underworld book, Journ. of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities 13, 1983, 29-34;

The Beginnings of Monotheism and Trinity in Egypt, in K. Rahner (ed.), Der eine Gott und der dreieine Gott, Munich and Zurich 1983, pp. 48-66;

Götterwort und Götterbild im alten Ägypten, in: H.-J. Klimkeit (ed.), Götterbild in Kunst und Schrift, Bonn 1984, pp. 37-60;

Vom Sinn der Mumifizierung, The World of the Orient 14, 1983, 167-175;

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