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Those who pass the tests on the journey would arrive at the realms of the blessed, which are located either on earth or in heaven. In contrast to the Egyptians, most people in the ancient Near East (including Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Canaanites, and Israelites) believed that the dead continued to exist in an underworld, which was only a gloomy reflection of their former life. The Hebrew scriptures describe the dead as “shades” (rephaim) who descend to Sheol, a dark and dusty pit located under the earth.

Introduction—xxxiii A quintessential example of an artwork that focuses on time is Richard Wagner’s epic tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen (1876), with its changing characters and altering events unfolding within a dynamic cosmology of pervasive symbolism and mythic significance. Other artists have also attempted to portray the fluidity of time. One recalls the ingenious paintings of Salvador Dalí, for example, The Persistence of Memory and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Novels focusing on historical eras include Gustave Flaubert’s The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1874) and Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis (1896).

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Fortey, R. (1999). Life: A natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth. New York: Vintage Books. Gorst, M. (2002). Measuring eternity: The search for the beginning of time. New York: Random House/ Broadway Books. Gott, J. , III. (2001). Time travel in Einstein’s universe: The physical possibilities of travel through time. New York: Houghton Mifflin/Mariner. Greene, B. (2004). The fabric of the cosmos: Space, time, and the texture of reality.

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