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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
... 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 is observed
even in the details which seem the most secondary . Several apparent
irregularities of the ...
... 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.-XI. , Dynasties Kings . XII . — XIX . , and Dynasties XX . - XXX .
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge.
means the “ fair site " ; the sacred name of the place is 8 U B.C. 4366 genius of
Ptah " ; from this name it seems that the Greek name for Egypt Aiyumitos is
The kings of the Vith dynasty seem to have extended their operations further
south , for their names are found at El ... Teta and Pepi I. 3206-3233 built each a
pyramid at Şakşarah , and the rule of the latter seems to have embraced all Egypt
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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