Budge's Egypt: A Classic 19th-century Travel Guide

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Courier Corporation, 2001 M01 1 - 311 pages
Focusing on the monuments on either side of the Nile between Cairo and the Second Cataract, the author summarizes Egyptian history, describes Egyptians, their writing, and their religion and gods, plus historic sites, locales, and objects: Alexandria, Cairo, Heliopolis, Suez, Cleopatra's Needle, the Rosetta Stone, the pyramids, the Sphinx; the statue of Rameses II, the temples at Luxor and Karnak, major sites where royal mummies were discovered, and much more.

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Contents

Egyptian History and its sources I
9
Dates assigned to the Egyptian Dynasties by Egypto
26
The Nile
44
A list of some Hieroglyphic Signs
61
Alexandria
97
Rosetta Stone
103
Josephs Well
129
The Temple of the Sphinx
145
Abydos PAGE
178
Farshûț
184
Luxor and Thebes
191
Dêr elMedinet
215
The Tombs of the Kings
222
Esneh
228
Elephantine
234
The First Cataract
237

The Statue of Rameses II
151
Mariettes House
160
Minyeh
166
Melâwî
172
Kings of Egypt 257292
257
Index 293311
293
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E.A. Wallis Budge, 1857 - 1934 Budge was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He was also a Sometime Scholar of Christ's College, a scholar at the University of Cambridge, Tyrwhitt, and a Hebrew Scholar. He collected a large number of Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Papyri manuscripts. He was involved in numerous archaeology digs in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Sudan. Budge is known for translating the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is also known as The Papyrus of Ani. He also analyzed many of the practices of Egyptian religion, language and ritual. His written works consisted of translated texts and hieroglyphs and a complete dictionary of hieroglyphs. Budge's published works covered areas of Egyptian culture ranging from Egyptian religion, Egyptian mythology and magical practices. He was knighted in 1920. E.A. Wallis Budge died on November 23, 1934 in London, England.

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