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In the somewhat lengthy chapter on the Rosetta Stone , the evidence of the
principal Greek writers on Egyptian hieroglyphics is brought together . The
statement of the facts connected with the history of Egyptian decipherment , as
well as the ...
Of the time occupied by the immigrant in making his way from Asia to Egypt
nothing can be said ; it is quite certain , however , that when he arrived he
brought a high civilization with him . Following the statement of Diodorus Siculus ,
" it was ...
... etc. , was made by Caviglia , who first excavated this monument ; within the last
few years very extensive excavations have been made round it by the Egyptian
Government , and several hitherto unseen parts of it have been brought to view .
A single complete copy of this work , dating from the XIth or XIIth dynasty , is
extant ; it is preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris , where it was
brought by Prisse . If all 3366 · Budge , The Nile , Notes for Travellers in Egypt ,
2nd ed .
... employed him in many ways and distinguished him by entrusting the care of an
expedition against the Aāmu and Heru - shā , who are supposed to be Semitic
and Asiatic enemies of Egypt respectively . Troops were brought from Ethiopia ...
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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