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View of the Coffin Chamber . Mummy of Artemidorus “ Canopic " Jar . Ushabti
figure of the Scribe Pa - mer - ahu Ptah - Seker - Ausår figure with stand for
holding a portion of a mummied body or papyrus Ptah - Seker - Ausår figure
which held ...
West wall of a chamber in the tomb of Ptah - ḥetep Winnowing wheat Netting wild
fowl . Bakers making bread Cattle on the march The Great Pyramid and the three
small Pyramids . Section of the Pyramid of Cheops at Gizeh 318 318 . . 0 319 ...
... 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
itself . Sinai . the peninsula of Sinai , and having conquered EGYPTIAN HISTORY
The last ruler of the sixth dynasty , Nitáqert ( 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 ...
... for his son Usertsen , 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
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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