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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 ...
The Tablet of Abydos, discovered by Dumichen in the Temple of Osiris, at Abydos
, in 1864, gives the names of seventy-five kings, beginning with Mena or Menes,
and ending with Seti I., the father of Rameses II. ; it is not a complete list, and ...
... Cheta ; he also built War with a little at Thebes. He is famous, however, as the
father of eta* Seti I., and grandfather of Rameses II. ; the former was probably
associated with him in the rule of the kingdom, but how long it is not possible to
Seti then sailed up to Thebes, where he presented his captives and booty to the
gods in the temples there. From the lists of vanquished peoples inscribed by
Conquests Seti it is found that his rule extended over Mesopotamia, Xsia65'6TM
monuments Seti reigned about twenty-seven years. The name Seti is connected
with the god Set, who though at one time worshipped by the Egyptians, was
subsequently considered to be the father of all evil ; in several places it is seen
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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