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... then make for the language and civilization of and , Ha . Egypt a family by itself
, which may be called Hamitic . . " · Renan , op . cit . , pp . 84 , 85 , 89 . According
to Prof. Max Müller and others , “ the 6 FUNEREAL ARCHÆOLOGY OF EGYPT .
According to Prof. Max Müller and others , “ the Egyptian Max Müller's views . and
the Semitic languages belong to quite different stages of language , the former to
what Prof. Max Müller calls the second or Terminational , the latter to the third ...
The number of the nomes according to classical authors varies ; Diodorus , who
says ( i . 54 ) that the nome dates from the time of Sesostris , gives thirty - six ,
Pliny ' forty - five . The number usually given in Egyptian lists is forty - two :
According to Manetho a race of demi - gods and kings from This , near Abydos ,
and from Memphis ruled over Egypt before the advent of Mend , and these may
possibly correspond with the shesu Heru or " followers of Horus ” of the Turin ...
During the rule of Nefer - ka - Seker , the first king of the IIIrd dynasty , the tribes of
the land to the north - west of the Delta rebelled : according to Manetho's
statement , the moon Eclipse of the moon . first grew very large and bright , and
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'The Mummy' is an amazing book because it's so much more than a description of how, why and when Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Look just through the contents and you'll be amazed at the range of material - as if Wallis Budge had emptied a sackful of knowledge for the learner to pick through. Because that's it's best use, a source book on Ancient Egypt - as long as you remember it's dated and some ideas rejected.
The first few pages introduce and include a list of the nomes (districts) in hieroglyphics and transcriptions. The pages on Egyptian chronology, as well as reviewing problems oof disagreement ammong both sources and scholars includes a useful list of rulers - although the real jewel here, following a good basic history, is a list of 2 of the 5 names available of Pharaohs (hieroglyphics & transcriptions); this is a must for any visitor to inscriptions in museums or Egypt itself. A clear history of the decipherment of hieroglyphics is followed by a useful list of hieroglyphs, useful that is for those looking at REAL inscriptions.Then the book gets into mummies IN DETAIL but beware as, for example when dealing with ushabti, Budge will throw at you a whole paragraph of (untranslated) hieroglyphics - after all, you did read everything before that, didn't you? Then anything and everything is on offer - stelae, coffins, draught-boards,the gods, graves, numbers ..... As I said above it is a book to dpp into and not to read from cover to cover. And that's why I give it 4 stars
PS It's by far the most USEFUL of my books on Ancient Egypt
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The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology
Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Limited preview - 1964