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168 Egyptian Funeral Procession. II. From the Papyius of Ani. 170 View of the
Coffin Chamber 172 Mummy of Artemidorus 186 "Canopic"Jar 196 Ushabh :
figure of the Scribe Pa-mer-ahu . . . .211 Ptah-Seker-Ausar figure with stand for
... 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
... or have been imagined when they were first employed ; thus a Libation was
originally denoted by a hand holding a jar, with two streams of a liquid issuing
from it, but in this inscription the representation has degenerated into a bird's foot.
While this was being done a set of four alabaster jars was brought from the stores
of the cher-heb's establishment, and in each of these one of the four packets of
children of Horus, in the farm of four figures made of metal, with the face of a man
Each jar had a cover made in Jars for the form of the head of the child of Horus to
whom it was intestines- dedicated. The jar of Mestha had the head of a man, and
in it was placed the stomach ; it was under the protection of Isis. The jar of Hapi ...
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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