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... in all languages , or analogics which spring from a common origin is , to say
the truth , almost unsolvable . Egyptian We must then make for the language and
civilization of and “ Ha . Ha . Egypt a family by itself , which may be called Hamitic
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
Upper Egypt was commonly called Sat 103 Ta - res or gao | Ta - qemā , “ the land
of the South , ” and Lower Egypt 2 - me ” , “ the land of the North . ” Upper and
Lower Egypt were represented in the inscriptions Y P8 MM Native by the
Sinai was called stau Mafkata , “ the land of the bluish - green stone . ” Seneferu
is Pyramid of said to have built the Pyramid of Mêdûm , called in Egyptian 81 Chā
, and in Arabic El - Haram el - Kaddåb , “ the false Mêdûm . B . C . pyramid .
The Egyptians called the Sphinx ķu Dm , and he represented the god Harmachis
, i . e . , ħeruem - chut c 0 , “ Horus in the horizon , " or the rising sun , the
conqueror of darkness , the god of the morning . On the tablet erected by
Thothmes IV .
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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