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... Egyptian gentleman was prepared for burial , must next be considered .
According to Diodorus ( I . 92 ) , when the body is ready to be buried , the
relatives give notice to the judges and the friends of the deceased , and inform
them that the ...
Before the coffin on Egyp i . containing the dead man was placed in the boat on
the lake , a every person had the right to bring accusations against the deceased
. If any accuser succeeded in showing that the deceased had led a bad life , the ...
The inscriptions on the jars state that the part of the deceased in it is identified
with the child of Horus to whom the jar is dedicated , and that the goddess under
whose charge it is protects it . The covers of the jars are fastened on by running in
... in the bezel of which is mounted a handsome steatite scarab inthe body .
scribed on the base with his name and titles . The ring was supposed to confer
upon the deceased some power , but what that power was is not yet exactly
made out ...
Names of Each bandage had a special name , each bandage gave power the
ban dages . to the deceased , and was inscribed with words and figures of gods ,
which also gave him power , and the adjustment of each in its proper position ...
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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