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... been brought to view . The Sphinx is hewn out of the living rock , but pieces of
stone have been added where necessary ; the body is about 150 feet long , the
paws are 50 feet long , the head is 30 feet long , the face is 14 feet wide , and
B . C . probably were ornaments on the head , the whole of which was covered
with a limestone covering , and the face was coloured red ; of these decorations
scarcely any traces now remain , though they were visible towards the end of the
Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him , but disguised himself , that
he might fight with him , and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the
mouth of God , and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo . And the archers shot
... ΠΙΑΝΗΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟ ΝΑΣΙΛΕΑΚΑΘΑΠΕΡΝΟΜΙΜοΝΕΣΤΙΝ
ΤΕΡΕΟΥΛΙΟοττοΙΣΤΕΙΕΡΟΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΓΧΩΡΙΟΙΣ ΚΑΙ
ΠΡΩΤΩΝΚΑΙΔΕΥΤΕΡΩΝ " και To face p . 108 . The ROSETTA STONE ...
A seated woman with head bent and hands thrown up before her face , is the
determinative of g 59 hath , " to weep . " ] 3 . “ For misfortune , an eye weeping . ” [
The weeping eye PTT is the determinative of the common word 2 TT rem , “ to ...
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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