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3366 A single complete copy of this work , dating from the XIth or XIIth dynasty , is
extant ; it is preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris , where it was
brought by Prisse . If all es E RÜHFEL See The Shêkh el - Beled . From. worked
Now , in another copy it is said , that this word does not denote kings , but on the
contrary , denotes Captive Shepherds , and this on account of the particle HyC ;
for that Hyc , with the aspiration , in the Egyptian tongue again denotes ...
... based on another copy of Manetho ' s work seen by him , the former seems to
be the more correct , and we may perhaps give the Egyptian Hieroglypye n o n
hai Hcqu - shaásu , as an equivalent of phic equiv - 2013 Tre i alent of “ Hyksos .
The statues and wall paintings sciences , and liter of the first empire were
diligently copied , many new copies ature Aourishes . of ancient religious works
were made , and the smallest and greatest monuments of this period , as well ...
It records the great benefits which he had conferred upon Egypt , and states what
festivals are to be celebrated in his honour , and in that of Berenice , etc . , and ,
like the Rosetta ' Stone , concludes with a resolution ordering that a copy of this ...
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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