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... is extant ; it is preserved in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, where it was
brought by Prisse.1 If all 1 Budge, The Mile, Notes for Travellers in Egypt, 2nd ed.
, pp. 194, 195. 1 The hieratic text has been published by Prisse, Facsimile a?un ...
Greek writers upon Egyptian hieroglyphics. placed the Egyptian, and the writing
in common use among the people, called to-day "demotic" or "enchorial," and
anciently " epistolographic," completely usurped the place of the " hieratic " or ...
Three From the above we see that Clement rightly stated that Egyptian *ne
Egyptians had three kinds of writing : — epistolographic, writing. hieratic and
hieroglyphic. The epistolographic is that kind which is now called "demotic," and
which in ...
... describe one thing by another in accordance with certain secret rules." Here it
seems that Porphyry copied Clement inaccurately. Thus he omits all mention of
the Egyptian writing called " hieratic," and of the subdivision of hieroglyphic
The analogy of the demotic, hieratic, and hieroglyphic methods of writing in a
general way, leads us to expect the same coincidence and the same conformity
in these same names, written hieroglyphically. The names Ptolemaios and ...
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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