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343 Figures of Kings and Private Persons Coffins Sarcophagi Egyptian Tombs :
Măsțăbas Pyramids Theban Tombs Egyptian Writing Materials :The Papyrus
Palette Reeds and Ink Egyptian Writing : Hieroglyphic , Hieratic , and Demotic
LIST OF THE CARTOUCHES OF THE PRINCIPAL EGYPTIAN KINGS . means se
Ri The oval o in which a name of a royal person is written , is called cartouche .
The first oval contains the prenomen , and the second the name ; these are quite
Chaeremon of Naucratis , who lived in the first half of the first century after Christ ,
and who must be an entirely different person from Chaeremon the companion of
Aelius Gallus ( B.C. 25 ) , 3 " See De rerum Aegyptiacarum scriptoribus Graecis ...
No person M. Champollion , with happy suc- who knows anything of Egyptian
cess , made out four or five others , philology can countenance so gross as also
about thirty synonymes ; But it is not true and by the ingenious application of that
The funeral of a king or a member of the royal family , or of a wealthy person ,
was a very magnificent ceremony , and it is , perhaps , impossible to realize
exactly what an imposing sight it must have been . Treating of the burial of a king
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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