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153 An Egyptian Funeral . . . . . . . . 153 – 173 Mummy , Methods of Mummifying . .
. 173 - 189 Mummy Cloth and Akhmim Embroideries 189 Canopic Jars and the
inscriptions upon them . . . Chests for Canopic Jars . . . 201 The Book of the Dead
... Egyptian as known to us by the Opinions of scholars inscriptions which he left
behind him belongs wholly neither on school to the Indo - European nor to the
Semitic family of languages . affinity of Egyptian . The only known language
which it ...
Upper and Lower Egypt were represented in the inscriptions Y P8 MM Native by
the following : O ' S names of Egypt . The Hebrews called Egypt “ Mizraim , " and
the Assyrians and Babylonians Muşur ; it is given this latter name in the ...
... kings in Manetho ' s list are in many instances corrupt ; by the help of the
monuments , however , the greater number can be corrected , and the value of
the document is the more assured as more of the historical inscriptions become
An inscription found by Mariette near one of the pyramids to the east of the
pyramid of Cheops shows that the Sphinx existed in the time of Chu - fu or
Cheops . The Egyptians called the Sphinx ķu Dm , and he represented the god
Harmachis , i ...
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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