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... top of the head to the base of the monument the distance is about 70 feet .
Originally there Caviglia excavates Sphinx . B . C . probably were ornaments on
the head 14 FUNEREAL ARCHÆOLOGY OF EGYPT .
B . C . probably were ornaments on the head , the whole of which was covered
with a limestone covering , and the face was coloured red ; of these decorations
scarcely any traces now remain , though they were visible towards the end of the
During her lifetime she wore male attire , and put on the robes and ornaments
which belonged to kings only . In the inscriptions she is always described as king
“ of the North and South , Maāt - ka - Rā , son of the Sun ; Hātshepset , ” and the ...
... the temple , which is ornamented by four colossal statues of Ranieses II . , 66
feet high , seated on thrones , hewn out of the living rock . The large hall inside
contains eight columns with large figures of Osiris about 17 feet high upon them .
The interior chambers were ornamented with sculptures , on which were depicted
scenes in the domestic ( ? ) life of the king . The temple at Medînet Habû is of
remarkable interest , and on the Medinet walls are sculptured battle scenes on ...
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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