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The Pyramid of Mêdûm . . . Statue of Chephren The Shêkh el - Beled . . The
entrance to the tombs at Beni - hasan The Colossi at Thebes . Seti I . in battle . , .
Rameses II . when a child . The Rosetta Stone inscribed in honour of Ptolemy V .
The Great Pyramid and the three small Pyramids . Section of the Pyramid of
Cheops at Gizeh . . . . 318 . . . 318 319 . . . 320 321 322 323 326 326 327 327 329
333 CONTENTS . suntologists . . . PAGE . The Egyptian LIST OF
Pyramids . . . 328 Theban Tombs . . . 343 Egyptian Writing Materials :The Papyrus
Palette Reeds and Ink Egyptian Writing :Hieroglyphic , Hieratic , and Demotic . . . .
. . . . 353 Coptic Writing and Language Mummies of Animals , Reptiles , Birds ...
4300 He is said to have built pyramids at Kochome near Şaķ - Famine in Egypt .
karah , but there is no evidence that he built the famous Step Bypt . Pyramid '
there . Hesep - ti . The 64th chapter of the Book of the Dead is 4266 said to have
Seneferu is Pyramid of said to have built the Pyramid of Mêdûm , called in
Egyptian 81 Chā , and in Arabic El - Haram el - Kaddåb , “ the false Mêdûm . B . C
. pyramid . ” This pyramid is about 115 feet high , and is built in three stages ; the
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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