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... Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge. DEDICATED TO JOHN
PEILE , LITT.D. , MASTER OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE , CAMBRIDGE A MARK OF
GRATITUDE AND REGARD PREFACE . The chapters contained in this book ...
The chapters contained in this book were originally written to form the
Introduction to the Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the Fitzwilliam
Museum , Cambridge , which I wrote for the Syndics of that institution ; they are
intended to supply ...
... hieroglyphical literature 153 An Egyptian Funeral 153-173 Mummy , Methods
of Mummifying 173-189 Mummy Cloth and Akhmîm Embroideries 189 Canopic
Jars and the inscriptions upon them ... 194 Chests for Canopic Jars ... The Book
... any statement as to their race characteristics must be based on pure
assumption . About the race to which the Egyptian known to us from mummies
and statues belongs and his characteristics , there is 1 Among the books which
derive their ...
Following the statement of Diodorus Siculus , " it was the fashion some years ago
to state in books of history that the ancient Egyptian was a negro , and some
distinguished historians still make the statement that " the fundamental character
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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