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Each nome Egypt . had its capital city and temple for worship , its own feasts , its
own sacred animals and trees , and its own protecting deity . The limits of each
nome were most carefully marked , and the amount of cultivated land , the
Egyptian army had fled for protection . The reign of Psammetichus lasted but a
few months , and he was taken captive to Persia , where he suffered a miserable
death . 528 527 THE TWENTY - SEVENTH DYNASTY . Cambyses , the first king
For earth , an ox . ” [ 18ahet means field , and 185523. dil means “ ox " : can
Chaeremon have confused the meanings of these two words , similar in sound ? ]
13. “ And the fore part of a lion signifies dominion and protection of every kind .
piece of linen , and with his staff to support his steps , ' and his sandals to protect
his weary feet in the nether - world , he was laid in a hole or cave , or even in the
sand of the open descrt , to set out on his last journey . Trusting in the might of a ...
... bandaged with strips of linen many yards long , on which were inscribed the
names of the four children of Horus ? who symbolized the four cardinal points
and of the four goddesses who took the intestines under their special protection .
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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