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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 ...
... are preserved in Eusebius) there are given a list of Egyptian dynasties, and the
number of the years of the reign of each kins. This list is one of the most valuable
documents which have come down to us, for Manetho, by reason of his position ...
... or Mykerinos is famous as the builder of the 3633 third pyramid at Gizeh. The
fragments of his inner wooden coffin and a small fragment of his basalt
sarcophagus are The oldest preserved in the British Museum, together with the
The original is preserved in Berlin, and a facsimile was published by Lepsius,
Denkmaler, Abth. VI., Bl. 104 ff. Usertsen I. is famous as being the king who set
up 2433 obelisks at Heliopolis and who beautified that city by Rise of building ...
building of temples to the sun are preserved. Fragments of an obelisk set up by
this king still exist near the modern town of Begig in the Fayyum, and portions of
inscriptions remain at Karnak, which show that he continued the building ...
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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