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... is usually attributed to them ; the views of Egyptologists quoted at the end of
that chapter will indicate the prevailing opinion of experts on this matter. E. A.
WALLIS BUDGE. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. PAGE The Pyramid of Meddm 12
PAGE The Pyramid of Meddm 12 Statue of Chephren 13 The Shekh el-Beled 16
The entrance to the tombs at Beni-hasan .... 20 The Colossi at Thebes 35 Seti I. in
battle 39 Rameses II. when a child 41 The Rosetta Stone inscribed in honour of ...
323 Winnowing wheat 326 Netting wild fowl 326 Bakers making bread 327 Cattle
on the march 327 The Great Pyramid and the three small Pyramids . . .329
Section of the Pyramid of Cheops at Glzeh .... 333 CONTENTS. Pillows Ushabtiu
PAGF Figures of Kings and Private Persons 301 Coffins 3°6 Sarcophagi 3IQ
Egyptian Tombs : — Mastabas 3 18 Pyramids 3z8 Theban Tombs 343 Egyptian
Writing Materials : — The Papyrus 349 Palette ••• 35° THE HISTORY OF EGYPT.
4300 He is said to have built pyramids at Kochome near Sak- Famine in karah,
but there is no evidence that he built the famous Step Egypt Pyramid1 there.
Hesep-ti. The 64th chapter of the Book of the Dead is 4266 said to have been
found at ...
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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