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Amulets : — The Buckle or Tie ^ — Hieroglyphic texts TheTetfi PAGE. 210 The
Vulture The Collar sj^? .. The Papyrus Sceptre J The Pillow ^ The Heart O The
Anch The Utchat ^0 The Nefer J The Sam I... The Horizon rOj The Shen Q The
Sixteen days after Thothmes left Gaza he engaged the enemy, who seeing that
the Egyptian king himself was fighting against them, lost all heart, and leaping
down from their chariots, decorated with gold and silver, fled to Megiddo,
Thou hast washed thy heart on the barbarians, Ra has defined thy boundaries."
Seti then sailed up to Thebes, where he presented his captives and booty to the
gods in the temples there. From the lists of vanquished peoples inscribed by ...
ftaaiKeveiv, g| m H^O] ^ fMilUl " Says Ra, I give to thee all lands and foreign
countries with rest of heart, O king of the north and south, Usr-maat-Ra-setep-en-
Ra, 1 Hermann, p. 146, 11. 12-22 ; Bachmann, p. 838, 11. 31-37. 2 Liber XVII.
At the age of six, he learnt by heart in six weeks Goldsmith's Deserted Village.
When not quite seven years of age he went to a school, kept by a man called
King, at Stapleton near Bristol, where he stayed for a year and a half. In March
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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