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... Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge. DEDICATED TO JOHN PEILE ,
LITT.D. , MASTER OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE , CAMBRIDGE A MARK OF
GRATITUDE AND REGARD PREFACE . The chapters contained in this book
The chapters contained in this book were originally written to form the
Introduction to the Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the Fitzwilliam
Museum , Cambridge , which I wrote for the Syndics of that institution ; they are
intended to supply ...
Dr. Lepsius tried to show by the names of the numerals and alphabets that the
Indo - European , Semitic and Coptic fainilies of languages were originally
identical , and Schwartze : asserted that Coptic was analogous to the Semitic
... distance is about 70 feet . Originally there Caviglia excavates Sphinx . B.C.
probably were ornaments on the head , the whole 14 FUNEREAL
ARCHÆOLOGY OF EGYPT .
The Birket el - Kurûn to the west of the Fayyûm was originally identified with Lake
Moeris , but both it and the famous Labyrinth were situated in the eastern part of
the Building district . The Labyrinth was also built by Amenemḥāt III . , of the and
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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