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The Egyptian was usually of slender build , with broad shoulders , sinewy arms
and legs , and long hands and feet . His head was small , with large eyes , full
cheeks , broad mouth , lips inclined to be full , and square chin . The nose was
148 ) to have contained twelve Labyrinth . courts , six facing the north , and six
the south , and three thousand rooms : fifteen hundred above ground , and .
fifteen hundred below . In Egyptian it was called the “ temple at the mouth of the
... the mouth is broad , the lips thick , and the chin protrudes slightly . From these
facts some have stated decidedly that the Hyksos cannot have been Semites , but
it must be proved that the monuments attributed to the Hyksos were really made ...
Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him , but disguised himself , that
he might fight with him , and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the
mouth of God , and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo . And the archers shot
Soon after Xerxes I. ascended the throne , he marched to 486 Egypt to reassert
the Persian supremacy ; he broke through the defences which Chabbesha had
set up on the mouths of Persians the Nile and in the marshes , and taking ...
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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