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... Young and Champollion 148-152 Modern hieroglyphical literature ••• 153 An
Egyptian Funeral 1S3-i73 Mummy, Methods of Mummifying 173-189 Mummy
Cloth and Akhmim Embroideries ... 189 Canopic Jars and the inscriptions upon
... language, and tone of thought, is Nigritic."* That neither the Egyptian nor his
civilization is of Nigritic origin is proved by the inscriptions and by the evidence of
an ever-increasing number of statues of kings, and of high officials in their service
... with in Upper Egypt.2 But it is quite as impossible to show that the Egyptian
was a Semite, as some have attempted to do, as that he was a negro. The
language of the Egyptian as known to us by the Opinions inscriptions which he
left behind ...
The stele records that one day during an after-dinner sleep, Harmachis appeared
to Thothmes IV., and promised to bestow upon him the crown of Egypt if he would
dig his image, i.e., the Sphinx, out of the sand. At the end of the inscription part ...
An, Heru-men-kau, 3400 and Tet-ka-Ra also made expeditions into Sinai, and
caused Copper reliefs to be cut on the rocks with the usual inscriptions in TM0"
ked in which they are called the conquerors of the land. In the Sinai, reign of this
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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