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... two languages ; the present tense in Coptic , like the imperfect of the Semitic
languages , is formed by the agglutination of the pronoun at the beginning of the
verbal root , and the other tenses are formed by means of a composition like
He left This , and journeying northwards , arrived at the head of the Delta ,
Founding where , having turned the Nile out of its course , he founded of
Memphis , the city of Memphis and built the temple of Ptah . , means the “ fair site
" ; the sacred ...
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge.
means the “ fair site " ; the sacred name of the place is 8 U B.C. 4366 genius of
Ptah " ; from this name it seems that the Greek name for Egypt Aiyumitos is
It was an indirect connecting of the Mediteranean 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 .
LIST OF THE CARTOUCHES OF THE PRINCIPAL EGYPTIAN KINGS . means se
Ri The oval o in which a name of a royal person is written , is called cartouche .
The first oval contains the prenomen , and the second the name ; these are quite
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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