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... of the various kinds of coffins and sarcophagi in which he was laid ; of the
ushabtiu and other figures , stelæ , vases , etc . , which formed the furniture of a
well appointed tomb : and also of the most important classes of tombs hewn or
built in ...
... to indicate that the queen ' s body had been laid there . B . M . 3200 Working of
th per mines of Sinai . During the EGYPTIAN IIISTORY . 17.
... as foreseeing that the Assyrians , who " Hyksos ” had there the greatest power ,
would be desirous of that kingdom and invade them ; and as he found in the
Saite [ Sethroite ] Nomos a city very proper for his purpose , and which lay upon
... the daughter of parents who with Thi . were not royal . The country of Mitani
also lay to the northeast of Syria , and we know that like Tiglath - Pileser I . , king
of Assyria , about B . C . 1120 , Amenophis III . went thither frequently to hunt lions
... side of each uræus , laid horizontally , would bes , and above A + tā ānch , “
giver of life . ” The inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone form a version of a Contents
c of Rosetta decree of the priesthood assembled at Memphis in honour of Stone .
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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