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Nehebka K uva Seker . . . Maihes : : : 294 295 295 : : : 297 298 298 Ta - urt (
Thoueris ) o Figures of Animals , etc . , sacred to the gods :Ape . . . . . . . . .
Hippopotamus Cow Lion Sphinx Bull Ram Cat Jackal Hare Hippopotamus
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
... out of its course , he founded of s . the city of Memphis and built the temple of
Ptah . s tall Men . nefert . The name Memphis , in Egyptian A Men - nefert , M
means the “ fair site ” ; the sacred name 10 FUNEREAL ARCHÆOLOGY OF
means the “ fair site ” ; the sacred name of the place is 10°8 U Het - Ptah - ka ,
and means “ the temple of the Doel genius of Ptah " ; from this name it seems that
the Greek name for Egypt A yurtos is derived . The worship of the gods , the
whole nation was styled Hycsos , that is , ' Shepherd - kings ' ; for the first syllable
Hyc , according to the sacred dialect , denotes a king , as is Sos , a shepherd —
but this according to the ordinary dialect ; and of these is compounded Hycsos ...
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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