7 MARCH 1896, Page 24

The Ancient Egyptian Doctrine of the Immortality. By Alfred Wiedemann.

(Grevel and Co.)—Dr. Wiedemann unravels with much skill this perplexing subject, and explains by these means ithe elaborate ceremonial which attended the preservation and after-care of the dead in Egypt. There are difficulties, it is true ; probably there were inconsistencies and differences of opinion, while esoteric doctrines were sometimes misunderstood, but study and research have enabled us to form a fairly probable theory of the subject.