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... I have given an account of the various methods of embalming ; of the amulets
and other objects which formed the mummy's dress ; of the various kinds of
coffins and sarcophagi in which he was laid ; of the usftabtiu and other figures,
Stelae Vases Objects for the Toilet, Mirrors, Tweezers, Hair-pins, Combs, Fans,
AV*/-pots, Oils Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets, etc. Scarabs. Their signification.
Funereal, ornamental and historical scarabs. Texts engraved on scarabs.
Scarabs of ...
This expedition was the last in which the officer Aahmes took part, and he again
distinguished himself by his personal bravery as on former occasions. To Limits
of commemorate this expedition Thothmes I. set up two stelae LeSffory'in near
His name is often found in Nubia on rocks and stelae, and he worked the gold
mines there, and sank wells in the rock to obtain water for his workmen. Seti
associated his son Rameses II. with him in the rule of the kingdom when he was
Notwithstanding his activity in war, Rameses II. found Rameses time to make
himself famous as one of the greatest builders builder, that ever sat on the throne
of Egypt, and his name is found on stelae, obelisks, temples, etc., etc., from Bcyrut
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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