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... anchi , the high - priest of Amen , the husband of Maāt ka - Ra , a princess who
belonged to the old line of kings ; Pi - net ' em II . married the royal daughter and
royal wife Het - Hert - ḥent - taui , but appears never to have been actually king .
It is inscribed with fragments of 14 lines of hieroglyphics , 32 lines of demotic ,
and 54 lines of Greek . A portion of the stone has been broken off from the top ,
and the right - hand bottom corner has also suffered injury . It now measures 3ft .
The Stele of Canopus has 74 lines of Greek to 54 on the Rosetta Stone , but as
the letters are longer and wider , it is clear from this also that the Greek versions
occupied about the same space . Allowing then for the difference in the size of
Tzetzes was a man of considerable learning and literary activity , and his works e
have value on account of the hierogly . lost books which are quoted in them . In
his Chiliades ? ( Bk . " V . , line 395 ) he speaks of ó Aiyuntios iepoypappateùs ...
This extract consists of the Greek translation of six lines of hieroglyphics : three
lines are from the south side of the obelisk , one line from the east side , and a
second and a third line from the other sides . A comparison of the Greek extract
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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