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The monuments and remains of ancient Egypt preserved in the great museums of
Europe and Egypt are chiefly of a sepulchral character , and we owe them
entirely to the belief of the Egyptians that the soul would at some period revivify
The date of the period when the land of Egypt was taken Antiquity of possession
of by the race of people which we are accustomed Egyptians . to call Egyptian is
unknown . None of the researches which have been carried on by historians ...
But such suggestive characters may be due to intercourse or admixture ' at
periods later than [ the ] XIIIth dynasty ; they are not present , or in a much less
degree , in the skulls , features , and physiognomies of individuals of from the IIIrd
to the ...
Over the early history of Egypt there hangs a mystery The greater than that which
shrouds the origin and home of the mythical period in Egyptian ; of the period
which preceded Mená ( Menes ) , the Egyptian History . first historical king of
The 64th chapter of the Book of the Dead is 4266 said to have been found at
Denderah during his reign , and Antiquity of Book of the 130th chapter also dates
from that period . the Dead . Mer - ba - pen . With this king's name the Tablet 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