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stines . embalmed intestines was placed . Each jar was inscribed with a forinula ,
and all that was wanted to make it the property of Ani was to inscribe his name
upon it in the blank spaces left for the purpose . Each jar had a cover made in
... to the gods of the nether - world ; and behind them , drawn by two men , is a
coffer surmounted by a jackal , on a sledge decorated with lotus flowers , in which
stand the Ani ' s four jars which contain Ani ' s intestines . Next follow the personal
... in this chamber ; and in every work connected with Ani ' s tomb there is a
simple majesty which is characteristic of the ancient Egyptian gentleman . At
each of the four corners or sides of the bier , is placed one of the so - called
Canopic jars ...
The soul revisiting the body , which is attempting to rise up from a bier , beneath
which are two jars ; beneath this scene is a winged disk . Above these scenes in
a band is inscribed , in Greek , “ O Artemidorus , farewell . ” APTEMIAWPH ...
On papyri and coffins of a later period the jars are shown arranged in a row under
the bier . In the 151st chapter of the Book of the Dead the four gods are shown
standing in the mummy chamber , one at each corner ; the inscriptions which ...
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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