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The Egyptian was usually of slender build, with broad shoulders, sinewy arms
and legs, and long hands and feet His head was small, with large eyes, full
cheeks, broad mouth, lips inclined to be full, and square chin. The nose was short
On the other hand Renan, Max Miiller, and others, do not admit the connexion
between Egyptian and the Semitic languages in any way whatever. Renan does
not seek to deny that the proposed relationships between Coptic and Semitic ...
The Fayyum. strong hand, and he marched into that country, and did not leave it
until he had wasted the land, destroyed the crops and carried off the cattle. In the
labours of Usertsen III. to suppress these peoples we have the counterpart of the
... necessary guard of soldiers for each told off ; a number of Egyptian ladies and
high officials prepared Expedition to accompany the expedition, and the direction
of the whole to unt' was put into the hands of the queen's most beloved servant.
The Megiddo. cijjefs Gf the allied peoples seeing that their league was destroyed,
and that Megiddo was in the hands of the enemy, immediately brought offerings
of gold, precious stones, horses, corn, oxen, etc., etc., and submitted 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