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316 Three Mastabas at Glzeh 317 Entrance to a Mastaba at Sakkarah 317 Plan
of a Mastaba with four serdabs 317 Longitudinal section of a Mastaba 318
Transverse section of a Mastaba ...... 318 Transverse section at the bottom of a
It must, however, be understood that the Egyptian did not group the kings into
dynasties, and this fact is evident from the Tablet of Abydos and the Tablet of
Sakkarah. The Tablet of Abydos, discovered by Dumichen in the Temple of Osiris
Of Unas, the last 3333 king of the Vth dynasty, we know little except that he built a
pyramid at Sakkarah, which was opened in 1881. The kings of the Vlth dynasty
seem to have extended their operations further south, for their names are found ...
Serapeum at Sakkarah. The Colossi. Mesopotamia to the borders of Nubia, but
he is better known as the repairer of the Sphinx at Gizeh. In the first year of his
reign he removed the sand which had covered up the monument, in
consequence of ...
The oldest mummy in the world about the date of which there is no doubt, is that
of Seker-em-sa-f, s son of Pepi I. and elder brother of Pepi II., B.C. 32CO, which
was found at Sakkarah in 188 1, and which is now at Gizeh. The lower jaw is ...
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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