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In the sixth year of Usertsen II . thirty - seven people 2366 belonging to a branch
of the Semitic race called Āāmu , in the country of Absha , brought a gift of eye -
paint to Chnemu - hetep , in whose tomb this interesting scene is depicted .
... and to finish hewing whatever chambers and pillars remain in a half completed
state , to plaster the walls , and to paint upon them scenes for which he supplies
him with details and notes . The cher - heb knows that for many years past Ani ...
On the inside of the cover , on the purple ground , are painted in a light yellow
colour pictures of the horizon , the spirits of the East , in the form of apes , adoring
Rā , the lion gods of the morning and evening with a disk on their united backs ...
The whole coffin , inside and out , is next covered with a thin layer of plaster ; over
this a coat of light yellow varnish is painted , and the Scenes scenes and
inscriptions are painted on it in red , light and painted . on dark green , white and
This coffin is , in its turn , placed inside an outer coffin , which is painted , both
inside and outside , with scenes similar to those on the inner coffin ; the drawing
is , however , more free , and the details are fewer . The outer coffin being sealed
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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