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... the temple , which is ornamented by four colossal statues of Rameses 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 Habû walls are sculptured battle scenes
The sides of the coffin are ornamented with figures of gods in shrines , the scene
of the weighing of the heart , Ani drinking water from the hands of a goddess
standing in a tree , Shu lifting up Nut from the embraces of Seb , etc. Inside the
The whole is inside a circular border ornamented with flowers . This piece of silk
is sewn on a piece of fine yellow silk which is in turn sewn on a piece of ordinary
mummy cloth to strengthen it . Mummy Mummies of the Roman period were ...
... Greek times that the fine outer linen covering is decorated with figures of gods ,
etc. , in gaudy colours . Several square pieces of linen in the Museums of Europe
are ornamented with blue stripes , and it is pretty certain that the threads which ...
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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