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If the pure ancient Egyptian , as found in mummies and represented in paintings
upon the tombs , be compared with the negro , we shall find that they are
absolutely unlike in every particular . The negro is prognathous , but the Egyptian
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 .
The tombs built for high Beauty of officials and gentlemen attest the care of the
sorrowing tombs of relatives , while the sculptures and paintings employed to
XIlth adorn them indicate that the artistic knowledge of the dynasty . Egyptians
A good idea of the different objects of the tribute sent from the various countries
may be obtained from the paintings on the tomb of Rech - ma - Rā at Thebes ,
where we see depicted horses and chariots , collars of gold , vases weighing
The statues and wall paintings and liter- of the first empire were diligently copied ,
many new copies ature Lourishes . of ancient religious works were made , and
the smallest and greatest monuments of this period , as well as objects of ...
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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