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The same plan is adopted with respect to the feet, but before the bandage (
Naville, Bd. II, 99), had been performed ; this rile, however, took place in the tomb
. which secures all is tied, thick pads of linen are M 2 AN EGYPTIAN FUNERAL.
The twenty- first and twenty-second chapters of the " Book of the Dead " refer to
the giving a mouth to the deceased, and the vignette of the twenty-second
chapter (Naville, bl. xxxiii) represents a priest called the " guardian of the scale," "
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... but it is also evident that in some instances both the vignettes and the text were
the work of one man. According to M. Naville the Book of the Dead is known to us
in four recensions : — 1. That of the Old and Middle Empires, which is usually ...
Birch, Lepsius, Chabas and Naville, and M. Naville M. Naville undertook the
labour of this work. At the instance tornakek65 °^ Lepsius the Berlin Academy
voted a sum of 3,000 theedition. marks for preliminary expenses, and the
volume contains the text1 and vignettes which were ably drawn by Madame
Naville, and the second contains the variants. In a small quarto volume published
a few months later, we have four chapters in which are discussed the Theban ...
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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