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... any statement as to their race characteristics must be based on pure
assumption. About the race to which the Egyptian known to us from mummies
and statues belongs and his characteristics, there is 1 Among the books which
derive their ...
... Egypt.2 But it is quite as impossible to show that the Egyptian was a Semite, as
some have attempted to do, as that he was a negro. The language of the
Egyptian as known to us by the Opinions inscriptions which he left behind him
Max Miiller and others, "the Egyptian Max Mul- and the Semitic languages belong
to quite different stages lersviews- of language, the former to what Prof. Max
Miiller calls the second or Terminational, the latter to the third or Inflexional stage.
As much has been written on the works of these savants, and as some have tried
to show that the whole merit of the discovery belongs to Young, and others that it
belongs to Champollion, it will not be out of place here to make a plain ...
As the details of his studies on the Rosetta Stone belong to the history of the
decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics, they are given further on (p. 141 ff.), but
the reader will understand Young's position better by reading Dean Peacock's ...
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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