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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 3366 · Budge , The Nile , Notes for Travellers in Egypt ,
2nd ed .
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 ...
... and the second that of Josephus , 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 of it . The Shaásu are a well known enemy of Egypt , who came from
The statues and wall paintings and liter- of the first empire were diligently copied ,
many new copies ature Lourishes . of ancient religious works were made , and
the smallest and greatest monuments of this period , as well as objects of ...
... concludes with a resolution ordering that a copy of this inscription in
hieroglyphics , Greek and demotic , shall be placed in every large temple in
Egypt . Now the Rosetta Stone is inscribed with 32 lines of demotic , and the
Stele of Canopus ...
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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