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In his reign Germanicus went to Egypt , sailing 14 up the Nile from the city of
Canopus to Thebes , where he visited the temples of Luxor and Karnak , and
heard the priest read on the pylons the names of conquered nations which still
exist on ...
Manetho ' s grouping of the kings into dynasties is only used here for
convenience ; the ancient Egyptians had no such division . + Though O Rā is
generally placed first in the cartouche , it is generally to be read last . Beautiful
god , Antef .
The hieroglyphics are written on a Ptah - Seker - Osiris figure and read :a mi me
in the 9 o t ' etan Åusårchent àmentet neter ka neb “ Saith Osiris , at the head of
the underworld , god great , lord of D ecoroo , etc . I - a Emprego Re - slau Re ...
At the age of Early life and studies two he could read fluently , and before he was
four he had of Young read the Bible through twice . At the age of six , he learnt by
heart in six weeks Goldsmith ' s Deserted Villinge . When not quite seven years ...
In 1803 he read a paper before the Royal Society , and was elected a Fellow the
following year ( balloted for and elected , June 19 ) . Shortly after he attended
medical lectures in Edinburgh and Göttingen , and he subsequently went to ...
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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