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... collection in the British Museum because the antiquities there are accessible to
all. With a view of applying the facts stated in these articles to a particular case,
an account of an Egyptian funeral beginning with the process of mummifying the
20 The Colossi at Thebes 35 Seti I. in battle 39 Rameses II. when a child 41 The
Rosetta Stone inscribed in honour of Ptolemy V., Epiphanes . . . . . . . . .108
Egyptian Funeral Procession. I. From the Papyrus of Ani . 168 Egyptian Funeral ...
145 Opinions of Egyptologists on the labours of Young and Champollion 148-
152 Modern hieroglyphical literature ••• 153 An Egyptian Funeral 1S3-i73
Mummy, Methods of Mummifying 173-189 Mummy Cloth and Akhmim
An Egyptian Funeral. The funeral of a poor Egyptian was, probably, very much
like that of one of the present day. After the body had been steeped for a short
time in bitumen or natron, or perhaps merely rubbed with these substances, the
The funeral of a king or a member of the royal family, or of a wealthy person, was
a very magnificent ceremony, and it is, perhaps, impossible to realize exactly
what an imposing sight it must have been. Treating of the burial of a king in ...
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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