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Following up the idea that the mummy is the most important of all objects , I have
given an account of the various methods of embalming ; of the amulets and other
objects which formed the mummy ' s dress ; of the various kinds of coffins and ...
View of the Coffin Chamber . . . . Mummy of Artemidorus . . . . . . . “ Canopic " Jar . .
. . . Ushabti figure of the Scribe Pa - mer - aħu . . . . Ptah - Seker - Ausår figure with
stand for holding a portion of a mummied body or papyrus . . . . . . Ptah - Seker ...
Coffins . . . . . . Sarcophagi . . . 310 Egyptian Tombs :Măsțăbas . . . Pyramids . . .
328 Theban Tombs . . . 343 Egyptian Writing Materials :The Papyrus Palette
Reeds and Ink Egyptian Writing :Hieroglyphic , Hieratic , and Demotic . . . . . . . .
... three thousand seven hundred years before Christ . Menkaurā or Mykerinos is
famous as the builder of the 3633 third pyramid at Gîzeh . The fragments of his
inner wooden coffin and a small fragment of his basalt sarcophagus are the
During his reign the mummies and coffins and funereal furniture of some of the
kings of the XVIIth , XVIIIth and XIXth dynasties were brought from their tombs
and deposited together in one place , now called in Arabic Dêr el - baħari , Dêr el
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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