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... 1855, seems to show that the labours of Akerblad and Young were of more
importance than is usually attributed to them ; the views of Egyptologists quoted
at the end of that chapter will indicate the prevailing opinion of experts on this
He was a Caucasian, and it would seem that he came to Egypt from an original
home in Asia. He wandered, or was driven, forth from there, and travelling in a
south-westerly or westerly direction, after a number of years arrived at a place to
... groups of languages.he considers a remarkable fact, and goes on to say that
this identity is observed even in the details which seem the most secondary.
Several apparent irregularities of the Semitic pronoun, as for example, the
changing of ...
... the ancient Egyptian literature in a way which no other writer seems to have
done. The thirty dynasties of Egyptian kings he Lists of divides into three periods,
thus : Dynasties I.— XL, Dynasties Kings- XII— XIX., and Dynasties XX.— XXX.
D means the " fair site " ; the sacred name of the place is D § ^ Het-Ptah-ka, and
means "the temple of the CO OA©' genius of Ptah " ; from this name it seems that
the Greek name for Egypt AtyvirTos is derived. The worship of the gods, 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