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Egypt. q Kamt, because of the dark colour of the soil, and if the colour of the
ground for a few miles on each side of the Nile be compared with the Arabian
and Libyan desert the appropriateness of the name Kam or Kamt is at once
The lengths of the sides at the base are : north and south, 352 feet ; east and
west, 596 feet, and the actual height is 197 feet. The shape of the pyramid is
oblong, and the arrangement of the chambers inside is peculiar to itself.
... an ancient hereditary aristocracy. tnl^(j'Shep The Shepherd kings worshipped
a god called Sut or Sutech, Kings." who was to the Egyptians a veritable
abomination. They lived in the cities of Tanis and Avaris, on the east side of the
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge.
made adjoining the temple of Amenophis III.; on the western side of Thebes he
finished the temple originally dedicated to Rameses I., and consecrated it to his
The " palace " consisted of two square towers, the four sides of which were
symmetrically inclined to a common centre. The interior chambers were
ornamented with sculptures, on which were depicted scenes in the domestic (?)
life of the king.
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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