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170 View of the Coffin Chamber 172 Mummy of Artemidorus 186 "Canopic"Jar
196 Ushabh : figure of the Scribe Pa-mer-ahu . . . .211 Ptah-Seker-Ausar figure
with stand for holding a portion of a mummied body or papyrus . . . . .215 ...
3T9 Upper chamber, pit and sarcophagus chamber of a Mastaba . 320 Mastaba
at Gizeh with double pit 321 Figures in relief in a Mastaba at Gizeh 322 West wall
of a chamber in the tomb of Ptah-hetep . . 323 Winnowing wheat 326 Netting ...
... to seven feet. The lengths of the sides at the base are : north and south, 352
feet ; east and west, 596 feet, and the actual height is 197 feet. The shape of the
pyramid is oblong, and the arrangement of the chambers inside is peculiar to
The last ruler of the sixth dynasty, Nitaqert (Nitocris), was a queen ; she 3133
enlarged the pyramid of Mykerinos and covered it over with slabs of granite, and
the remains of a fine basalt sarcophagus which were found in a chamber near
... whom he seems to have associated with him in the rule of the kingdom during
the last ten years of his life. Conspiracies were formed against him, and he
relates that his foes crept into his chamber at night to kill him. Amenemhat I. is
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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