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1-5, London, 1857) ; Lepsius, Chronologic der Aegypter, Berlin, 1849 ; Lepsius,
Kbnigsbuch, Berlin, 1858 ; Brugsch, Geschichle Aegyptens, Leipzig, 1859 (
English translation by Danby Seymour and Philip Smith, B.A., 2 vols., 2nd ed.,
Dr. Lepsius tried to show by the names of the numerals and alphabets that the
Indo-European, Semitic and Coptic families of languages were originally
identical,* and Schwartze 8 asserted that Coptic was analogous to the Semitic
The analogies of the nouns of number pointed out by Lepsius are not less striking
, for example : — Egyptian. Coptic. sen, two crW."* (masc.) suu or sas, six COO**
fittE sexef, seven CtJA-OJCJ I'll*} Ill III xemennu, eight ttJJULHIt n"p0 Egyptian ...
... and how widely different they are is seen from the fact that the date given for
Menes by Champollion-Figeac is 5867, by Bockh 5702, by Bunsen 3623, by
Lepsius 3892, by Lieblein 3893, by Mariette 5004, and by Brugsch 4400. The
The original is preserved in Berlin, and a facsimile was published by Lepsius,
Denkmaler, Abth. VI., Bl. 104 ff. Usertsen I. is famous as being the king who set
up 2433 obelisks at Heliopolis and who beautified that city by Rise of building ...
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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