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Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge.
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The course of this canal can still be traced by the inscriptions in hieroglyphics,
and in Persian, Median, and Assyrian cuneiform, which cover the rocks near
which the canal passed. As stated above, Darius re-established the school of
scribes in ...
He made drawings of the plates, published, which were engraved by Mr. Turrell,
and having procured separate copies, he sent them to some of his friends in the
summer of 1818, with a cover on which was printed the title, " Hieroglyphical ...
Each jar had a cover made in Jars for the form of the head of the child of Horus to
whom it was intestines- dedicated. The jar of Mestha had the head of a man, and
in it was placed the stomach ; it was under the protection of Isis. The jar of Hapi ...
On the inside of the cover, on the purple ground, are painted in a light yellow
colour pictures of the horizon, the spirits of the East, in the form of apes, adoring
Ra, the lion gods of the morning and evening with a disk on their united backs,
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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