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... neither by Aryan nor Semitic singly, but by both of these families together, and
that they formed in some way the transition from one to the other.4 Stern in his
Koptische Grammatik, p. 4, says: — " Es besteht eine alte Verwandtschaft
777 y°u rteurrert orisi for DfijN <vww- I » 3- thev rietooir The identity of the
pronouns, and especially the manner in which they are treated in the two groups
of languages.he considers a remarkable fact, and goes on to say that this identity
The number of the nomes according to classical authors varies ; Diodorus, who
says (i. 54) that the nome dates from the time of Sesostris, gives thirty-six, Pliny s
forty-five. The number usually given in Egyptian lists is forty-two : twenty- two in ...
On the tablet erected by Thothmes IV., Harmachis says that he gave life and
dominion to Thothmes III., and he promises to give the same good gifts to his
successor Thothmes IV. The discovery of the steps which led up to the Sphinx, a
... Hyksos• 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 : but some say that these people were Arabians.
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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