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... of the amulets and other objects which formed the mummy's dress ; of the
various kinds of coffins and sarcophagi in which he was laid ; of the usftabtiu and
other figures, stelae, vases, etc., which formed the furniture of a well appointed
... that the queen's body had been laid there. B. m. C Working of the copper mines
of Sinai. Unknown period in EGYPTIAN HISTORY. '7.
... and which lay upon the Bubastic channel, but with regard to a certain theologic
notion was called Avaris, this he rebuilt, and made very strong by the walls he
built about it, and by a most numerous garrison of two hundred and forty
... of Tushratta; and Thi the daughter of parents who 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. 11 20, Amenophis III. went thither frequently to hunt ...
... side of each uraeus, laid horizontally, would be fc^O-, and above ^ 7 ta anch, "
giver of life." The inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone form a version of a Contents
decree of the priesthood assembled at Memphis in honour of stone.6 Ptolemy V.,
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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