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... and the other tenses are formed by means of a composition like those which
the Aramean languages make use of. Having admitted these facts, Renan goes
on to say that the problem whether these resemblances arc merely such things
... where, having turned the Nile out of its course, he founded the city of Memphis
and built the temple of Ptah. The name Memphis, in Egyptian t~> J A Men-nefert,
D means the " fair site " ; the sacred IO FUNEREAL ARCHEOLOGY OF EGYPT.
D means the " fair site " ; the sacred name of the place is D § ^ Het-Ptah-ka, and
means "the temple of the CO OAŠ' genius of Ptah " ; from this name it seems that
the Greek name for Egypt AtyvirTos is derived. The worship of the gods, the ...
It was an indirect connecting of the Medi- teranean with the Red Sea by means of
the Nile, and did not correspond with the Suez Canal, except in the reach from
the Bitter Lakes to Suez, in which it followed a somewhat similar course.1 About ...
The first oval contains the pre- nomen, and the second the name ; these are quite
distinct from his titles, suten net, placed before the prenomen, means " King of the
North and South," and se Rd 11 means " Son of the Sun." Other common titles ...
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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