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Dr. Birch,3 Wiedemann 4 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 EgyPl- immediate successor
It would seem that no Egyptian king ever possessed per- manent hold upon the
country of Mesopotamia, ,— , Nehem (compare ^»'5ou A. A or ]2o>cnj A. A ), and
it is clear that Egypt only held even a nominal dominion over it as long as each ...
A portion of the stone has been broken off from the top, and the right-hand bottom
corner has also suffered injury. It now measures 3 ft. gin. x 2 ft. 4 J in. x 1 1 in. We
may arrive at an idea of the original size of the Rosetta Stone by comparing the ...
[Compare _n_ at, " not to have," " to be without." Coptic <S-T\] 5. " For rising, a
snake coming out of a hole." [Compare = <=^> per, " to come forth, to rise " (of the
sun).] 6. "For setting, [the same] going in." [Compare = A <??> "to enter, to set" (of
of Tzetzes' fi\ statements Compare TS, ba, " soul," v^. neier, " god," and 1>r°Ved*
Heru, " Horus " or " the Sun-god."] 9. " For a female-bearing woman, and mother
and time and sky, a vulture." ^ mut, " mother," is the common meaning of a vulture
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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