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The statement of the facts connected with the history of Egyptian decipherment ,
as well as the extracts from the papers on this subject collected by Leitch in his
edition of the Miscellaneous Works by the late Thomas Young , London , 1855 ...
125 Young and Champollion and their successors . . . . . . Young ' s hieroglyphic
alphabet . . . Champollion ' s method of obtaining a hieroglyphic alphabet . . . . . . .
. . 145 Opinions of Egyptologists on the labours of Young and Champollion .
Among Pepi ' s staff was a young man called Unå , who had been a favoured the
career servant of Tetà ; Pepi employed him in many ways and of distinguished
him by entrusting the care of an expedition against the Āāmu and Heru - shā ,
Some time after they had returned to Egypt , a messenger came to the king from
Bechten saying that a young sister of his wife Rā - Neferu , called Bentresh , was
grievously ill , and entreated him to send a physician to heal her . A very learned
Caracalla visited Egypt , and caused a large number of 211 young men to be
massacred in Alexandria . Macrinus . Elagabalus . Decius . Valerianus . Zenobia ,
Queen of Palmyra , invaded Egypt . Aurelian . Zenobia dethroned A . D . 273 .
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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