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W. Wright thought that " we have not a few structural affinities, which may perhaps
be thought sufficient to justify those linguists who hold that Egyptian is a relic of
the earliest age of Semitism, or of Semitic speech as it was before it passed into ...
It has also been pertinently remarked that it would be easier for Joseph to hold
high office under the Shepherd Joseph and kings than under the rule of an
ancient hereditary aristocracy. tnl^(j'Shep The Shepherd kings worshipped a god
It would seem that no Egyptian king ever possessed per- manent hold upon the
country of Mesopotamia, m mm Nehern (compare ^Jot] A. A or ^o'icni A. A ), and it
is clear that Egypt only held even a nominal dominion over it as long as each ...
... for among the ruins of the palaces at Kouyunjik Egyptian were found two
impressions from his seal or scarab, in which ^„ad sat he appears wearing the
crown of Lower Egypt in his right Nineveh, hand he holds a stick or club, and he
is in the ...
Towards the end of his reign, while the Persians were fighting the Greeks, Egypt
threw off the Persian yoke, and set up Chabbesha as king ; Darius never
recovered his hold upon Egypt, and died after a reign of about thirty-six years.
Soon after ...
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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