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... I have given an account of the various methods of embalming ; of the amulets
and other objects which formed the mummy ' s dress ; of the various kinds of
coffins and sarcophagi in which he was laid ; of the ushabtiu and other figures ,
Texts engraved on scarabs . Scarabs of Amenophis III . Phænician Scarabs .
Scarabs found at Ialysos , Kamiros , Tharros , Arban , Babylon , etc . Scarabs
used by Gnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Amulets :The Buckle Hieroglyphic texts
Trusting in the might of a few amulets that were buried with him , he feared not to
meet his foes in the grave . The funeral of a king or a member of the royal family ,
or of a wealthy person , was a very magnificent ceremony , and it is , perhaps ...
On the little finger of the left hand a mi a mummies scarab is usually found ; but
besides this there is neither of different amulet nor ornament . The coffins in
which mummies of this ? period are found are often filled with baskets , tools ,
The collection of chapters , or distinct compositions , which the ancient Egyptians
inscribed upon pyramids , walls of tombs , sarcophagi , coffins and papyri ,
amulets and other objects which were buried in the tombs with the dead was
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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