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Dr . Birch , Wiedemann * and other Egyptologists , compare this period of 400
years with the 430 years of the bondage of Israel in Egypt , and , as Israel in the
Exodus probably took place during the reign of the Egypt . immediate successor
compare and it is clear , ( ܘܺܝܬ݂ ܢܰܗܪܰܘܳܬ݂ܳܐ or ܒܶܝܬ
ܢܰܗܪܺܝܢ that Egypt only held even a nominal dominion over it as long as
each king on his accession marched into the country to terrify the nomad tribes
We may arrive at an idea of the original size of the Rosetta Stone by comparing
the number of lines upon it with the number of those upon the Stele of Canopus ,
which is inscribed in hieroglyphic , Canopus demotic and Greek , measures 7 ft .
191 . 8 Draconis Stratonicensis Liber de Metris Poeticis . Joannis Tzetzae
Exegesis in Homeri Iliadem . Primum edidit . . . . . God . Hermannus , Lipsiae ,
1812 . B . M . fertility and abundance of life . ] ? But compare THE ROSETTA
STONE . 113.
For misfortune , an eye weeping . ” [ The weeping eye PTT is the determinative of
the common word 2 TT rem , “ to weep . ” ] 4 . “ For want , two hands stretched out
empty . " [ Compare who åt , “ not to have , ” “ to be without . ” Coptic & T . ] 5 .
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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