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Mummies of the Xllth dynasty are black, and the skin is dry ; bandages are not
common, and in the cases where they exist they ... In the period between the
XXVIth dynasty and the conquest of Egypt by Alexander, the decoration of
Canopic jars £geo°'c first appear about the XVIIIth dynasty, and they continue in
jars. use until the XXVIth dynasty, after which time the Egyptians appear to have
been somewhat careless about them, and either to have preferred to bury the ...
It is probable that Books of the Dead were not written in hieratic during the XVIIIth
dynasty. Acom- 1° September ... Under the Psammetici (XXVIth dynasty).1 A
Committee was formed which was composed of Messrs. Birch, Lepsius, Chabas
A useful example of a hieroglyphic text of the Book of the Dead not earlier than
the XXVIth dynasty, is that which Lepsius published in 1842 from a papyrus in
Turin ; the text is full of blunders and difficulties but, notwithstanding this fact, the ...
Blue, usAat/iu g''een> brown, and red glazed faience figures appear during the at
various XVII Ith dynasty, and continue until the XXVIth dynasty, by epochs. wjj;cij
time this substance has taken the place of stone, wood, or metal. In this dynasty ...
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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