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... ceremonies were performed and services were recited ; for the sake of the
comfort of the mummy and his ka , or genius , the tombs were decorated with
scenes which would remind him of those with which he was familiar when upon
In the sixth year of Usertsen II . thirty - seven people 2366 belonging to a branch
of the Semitic race called Āāmu , in the country of Absha , brought a gift of eye -
paint to Chnemu - hetep , in whose tomb this interesting scene is depicted .
The interior chambers were ornamented with sculptures , on which were depicted
scenes in the domestic ( ? ) life of the king . The temple at Medînet Habû is of
remarkable interest , and on the Medinet walls are sculptured battle scenes on ...
... and to finish hewing whatever chambers and pillars remain in a half completed
state , to plaster the walls , and to paint upon them scenes for which he supplies
him with details and notes . The cher - heb knows that for many years past Ani ...
... painted outside with collar , figures of Nut , Anubis , and Ap - uat , the full
names and titles of Ani in perpendicular lines of inscription , the cartouches of the
king in whose time he lived , and scenes in which Ani is adoring the gods . On 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