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... Frog ; 357 Toad 357 Scorpion 357 Beetle 357 Snake 357 Fish 357 Cippi of
Horus 358 The Egyptian Months, and their names, in Coptic, Greek, and Arabic
363 Egyptian and Coptic Numbers • 364 A List of Common Hieroglyphic
... or analogies which spring from a common origin is, to say the truth, almost
unsolvable. 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.,
... or a common foe, without any reference to the authority of Egypt over them.
Each king of Assyria, if he wished to maintain his authority, found it necessary on
his accession, or soon' after, to undertake a series of military expeditions to
The " palace " consisted of two square towers, the four sides of which were
symmetrically inclined to a common centre. The interior chambers were
ornamented with sculptures, on which were depicted scenes in the domestic (?)
life of the king.
From the fact that the names Usarken, Thekeleth, common to several of its kings,
resemble the Assyrian and Babylonian names Sarginu, " Sargon," and Tukulti, "
Tiglath," it has been generally assumed that they sprang either from a purely ...
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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