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On the cover is pegged a solid face, carved out of hard wood, which is thought to
have a strong resemblance to that of Coffin Ani ; bronze eyelids and obsidian
eyes are fixed in it, and a ta"ion.e" carved wooden beard is fastened to the chin.
At the head of the boat stands a white- robed Sam priest wearing a panther skin ;
he holds a bronze instrument for burning incense in the left hand, and with
FUNEREAL ARCH/EOLOGY OP EGYPT.
When everything has been brought into this chamber, and the tables of offerings
have been arranged, a priest, wearing a panther skin, and accompanied by
another who burns incense in a bronze censer, approaches the mummy, and ...
The chief ornaments found in the tombs at Akhmim [nobodies" are ' hair-pins and
combs made of wood or bone; earrings of several shapes and forms made of
glass ; silver and bronze filigree work, gold with little gold balls, and iron with ...
The Vases found in Egyptian tombs are made of alabaster, diorite, granite, basalt
and other kinds of hard stone, steatite, bronze, wood, terra-cotta, faience, and
glass. The shapes of vases are various, but the following are the most common: t|
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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