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Egyptian We must then make for the language and civilization of mhic'"Ha Egypt,
a family by itself, which may be called Hamitic} 1 Rcnan, op. cit., pp. 84. 85, 89.
According to Prof. Max Miiller and others, "the Egyptian Max 6 FUNEREAL ...
The languages belonging to this stage have generally been called agglutinative.
Now the Egyptian language has indeed reached this stage as regards the
pronominal and one or two other suffixes. But in all other respects it most nearly ...
$f Baqet. Upper Egypt was commonly called §=s=j ^ © Fa-res or jFw=f © Ta-
qema, " the land of the South," and Lower Egypt ^^f^ Ta-meh, "the land of the
North." Upper and Lower Egypt were represented in the inscriptions n^or
Sinai was called ^^"^^»^_lJ^^ Mafkata, " the land of the bluish-green stone."
Seneferu is Pyramid of said to have built the Pyramid of M£dum, called in
Egyptian Mediim. ! A CM, and in Arabic El-Haram el-Kadddb, " the false B.C.
3733 Great ...
The Egyptians called the Sphinx hu jg^fi, and he represented the god Harmachis,
i.e., Heru- sun, the conqueror of darkness, the god of the morning. On the tablet
erected by Thothmes IV., Harmachis says that he gave life and dominion to ...
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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