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20 The Colossi at Thebes 35 Seti I. in battle 39 Rameses II. when a child 41 The
Rosetta Stone inscribed in honour of Ptolemy V., Epiphanes . . . . . . . . .108
Egyptian Funeral Procession. I. From the Papyrus of Ani . 168 Egyptian Funeral ...
65 „ „ The Ptolemies ... 66 „ „ The Romans ... 67 „ „ The Byzantines ... 68 ,, „ The
Muhammadans ... 68 List of Egyptian Dynasties and the dates assigned to them
by Egyptologists ... 69 List of Nomes of Upper and Lower Egypt 7o-7S List of the ...
He was alive about hlstonans- B.C. 271, and is said to have been a
contemporary of Ptolemy I. ; his Egyptian history was composed during the reign
of Ptolemy II. Philadelphus, B.C. 286-247. Extracts from this work are given us by
Ptolemies. Ptolemy I., Soter, son of Lagus, founded the Alexandrian Library.
Ptolemy II., Philadelphia, built the Pharos, founded Berenice on the Red Sea, and
Arsinoe ; he employed Manetho to compile a history of Egypt and its gods from ...
(gfijjpl ¥ CSS Ra-haa ah-setep- son of the Sun, Aleksantres. en-Amen, (
Alexander IV.) Dynasty XXXIII., Ptolemies, b.c. 305. Mi CMS] ¥ CSHEI Setep-en-
Ra-meri- son of the Sun, Ptulmis. Amen, (Ptolemy I. Soter I.) □s.. i Neter mut,
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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