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The Demotic text has been studied by M. de Sacy , Lettre à M. Chaptal sur l'
inscription égypt . de Rosette , Paris , 1802 ; by Akerblad , Letter à M. de Sacy sur
l'inscription égypt . de Rosette , Paris , 1802 ; by Young , Hieroglyphics ( collected
... in the middle ages , was usually called “ Egyptian , " and not in ancient
Egyptian . 1 Porphyry , De Vita Pythagorae , cd . Didot , $ 11 , p . 89 , at the foot ,
de Sacy and Aker1 Hieroglyphica , seu de sacris Aegyptiorum THE ROSETTA
de Sacy and Aker1 Hieroglyphica , seu de sacris Aegyptiorum aliarumque
gentium litteris blad . Commentatorium libri VII . , duobus aliis ab eruditissimo viro
annexis , etc. , Basil . , 1556 . 2 Degli Obelischi di Roma , Rome , 1589 . • Essai
sur le ...
letter on the inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone , ' and the work of this learned man
was soon after followed by that of Akerblad who , in a letter to M. de Sacy '
discussed the demotic inscription on the recently discovered Rosetta Stone , and
In 1805 his brother J. J. Champollion - Figeac brought him to Paris , and caused
him to be admitted to the Cours de l'Ecole des Langues Orientales , and
introduced him to Silvestre de Sacy . Soon after his arrival in Paris Champollion
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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