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At Karnak she set up two magnificent granite Obelisks obelisks in memory of her
father Thothmes I. According to at Karna,<- an inscription on the base of the one
still standing, the granite for it was hewn out of the quarry in Aswan, and was ...
... comparative table of obelisks standing in 1840, see Bonomi, Notts oil Obelisks,
in Trans. Royal Soc. Lit., Vol. I. Second Series, p. 158. Cham- pollion's estimate of
Clement's statements on hieroglyphics. plate 2 THE ROSETTA STONE. 119.
The sides of the coffin are ornamented with figures of gods in shrines, the scene
of the weighing of the heart, Ani drinking water from the hands of a goddess
standing in a tree, Shu lifting up Nut from the embraces of Seb, etc. Inside the
In the 151st chapter of the Book of the Dead the four gods are shown standing in
the mummy chamber, one at each corner ; the inscriptions which refer to them
read : — met' an Mes0a nuk Mesfla se - k Ausar Speech of Mestha. Says Mestha
This name is given to a large class of wooden figures, standing on pedestals,
made in the shape of the god Osiris as a mummy. The god wears on his head
horns, the disk and plumes J^i_, his hands are crossed over his breast, and in
them he ...
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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