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153 An Egyptian Funeral . . . . . . . . 153 – 173 Mummy , Methods of Mummifying . .
. 173 - 189 Mummy Cloth and Akhmim Embroideries 189 Canopic Jars and the
inscriptions upon them . . . Chests for Canopic Jars . . . 201 The Book of the Dead
... in this chamber ; and in every work connected with Ani ' s tomb there is a
simple majesty which is characteristic of the ancient Egyptian gentleman . At
each of the four corners or sides of the bier , is placed one of the so - called
Canopic jars ...
Canopic jars ” is the name given to the series of four jars in which the principal
intestines of a deceased person were ... in Egypt , was worshipped there under
the forin of a jar with small feet , a thin neck , a swollen body , and a round back .
Each jar was dedicated to one of the four genii of the underworld , who
represented the cardinal points , and each jar was ... Canopic jars Age of
Canopic first appear about the XVIIIth dynasty , and they continue in jars . use
until the XXVIth ...
In papyri of the XVIIIth and XIXth dynasties , the vignettes of the 17th chapter of
the Book of the Dead show that Canopic jars were placed in a sepulchral chest ,
upon the sides of which were painted figures of the four gods , in the form of men
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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