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In the somewhat lengthy chapter on the Rosetta Stone, the evidence of the
principal Greek writers on Egyptian hieroglyphics is brought together. The
statement of the facts connected with the history of Egyptian decipherment, as
well as the ...
PAGE The Pyramid of Meddm 12 Statue of Chephren 13 The Shekh el-Beled 16
The entrance to the tombs at Beni-hasan .... 20 The Colossi at Thebes 35 Seti I. in
battle 39 Rameses II. when a child 41 The Rosetta Stone inscribed in honour of ...
69 List of Nomes of Upper and Lower Egypt 7o-7S List of the Cartouches of the
Principal Egyptian Kings 76-107 The Rosetta Stone :— Greek writers on
hieroglyphics. Hecataeus, Hellanicus, Democritus, Herodotus 112 Diodorus,
Sinai was called ^^"^^»^_lJ^^ Mafkata, " the land of the bluish-green stone."
Seneferu is Pyramid of said to have built the Pyramid of M£dum, called in
Egyptian Mediim. ! A CM, and in Arabic El-Haram el-Kadddb, " the false B.C.
3733 Great ...
The Sphinx is hewn out of the living rock, but pieces of stone have been added
where necessary ; the body is about 1 50 feet long, the paws are 50 feet long, the
head is 30 feet long, the face is 14 feet wide, and from the top of the head to 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