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The Serpent ' s Head eo The Disk and Plumes 8 PAGE . 265 265 265 The Frog . .
. . . 266 268 270 The Staircase . . . . . The Fingers . . . . . . Figures of the Gods :
Amen - Ra l . Amsung . . . . . . Ra ei . . . Heru ( Horus ) S . Menthu - Ra S D Heru -
He is famous , however , Heresy of as the leader of the heresy of the “ disk
worshippers , ” that is the disk to say of those people who worshipped the disk of
the sun , Åten min , in preference to Åmen - Rā , the national god of Egypt . He
B . C . 1366 Åmen about the worship of the disk , and during the rule of his feeble
successors , the peoples of Nubia and the Shaásu and the nations of Syria and
Mesopotamia became more and more independent , and as a result ceased to ...
When complete the stele must have been about twelve inches longer than it is
now , and the top was probably rounded and inscribed , like that of the Stele of
Canopus , with a winged disk , having pendent uræi , that on the right wearing 1 ,
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
Rā , 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