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127 Young's hieroglyphic alphabet ... 141 Champollion's method of obtaining a
hieroglyphic alphabet... ... 145 Opinions of Egyptologists on the labours of Young
and Champollion 148-152 Modern hieroglyphical literature ••• 153 An Egyptian ...
Dr. Lepsius tried to show by the names of the numerals and alphabets that the
Indo-European, Semitic and Coptic families of languages were originally
identical,* and Schwartze 8 asserted that Coptic was analogous to the Semitic
Although it is nearly certain that, without the aid of the Greek inscription found on
the socket of an obelisk at Phils, and the hieroglyphic inscription found on the
obelisk which belonged to that socket, the hieroglyphic alphabet could never
The hieroglyphic sometimes speaks plainly by means of the letters of the
alphabet, and sometimes uses symbols, and when it uses symbols, it sometimes
(a) speaks plainly by imitation, and sometimes (6) describes in a figurative way,
Cynologic, by means of the first Clement into Hieroglyphic J letters of the
alphabet. composed of | Symbolic comprising^ the a. Cyriological by imitation. 6.
Tropical or metaphorical. c. Enigmatical. The next writer of importance on
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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