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278 Anpu (Anubis) 280 Shu 280 Hapi (Nile) 281 Hapi (Apis) 281 Ur-mer (Mnevis
Bull) 283 Mestha 283 Hapi 284 Tuamautef 284 Qebhsennuf 284 Sari 285 Anqet
285 Sebek 286 An-heru . 286 Bes' 287 Bast 289 Net(Neith) 290 Mut 290 Maat ...
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge.
Anpu (Anubis) (] Apuat \/ i □ X q □ Shu Hapi (the Nile) Ausar-Hapi (Serapis) | ^ ^
| Mnevis in '^f^ Mestha^^lH^ Tuamautef * ^ Qebhsennuf I I The four children of
The jar of Hapi had the head of an ape, and in it were placed the smaller
intestines ; it was under the protection of Nephthys. The jar of Tuamautef had the
head of a jackal, and in it was placed the heart ; it was under the protection of
Tuamautef $ jackal- headed. 4. A J ^ |^ HI - ^ Qebhsennuf, hawk-headed. Mestha
represented the south, Hapi the north, Tuamautef the east, and Qebhsennuf the
west. These four gods are, in some texts, said to be the children of Horus, and in
These inscriptions show that each of the four gods was under the protection of a
goddess ; thus Isis guarded Mestha, Nephthys guarded Hapi, Neith guarded
Tuamautef, and Selket or Serqet guarded Qebhsennuf. The following are
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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