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The Rosetta Stone inscribed in honour of Ptolemy V . , Epiphanes . . . . . . . . .
Egyptian Funeral Procession . I . From the Papyrus of Ani . Egyptian Funeral
Procession . II . From the Papyrus of Ani . View of the Coffin Chamber . . . .
Mummy of ...
70 - 75 List of the Cartouches of the Principal Egyptian Kings 76 - 107 The
Rosetta Stone : Greek writers on hieroglyphics , Hecataeus , Hellanicus ,
Democritus , Herodotus . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Diodorus , Strabo , Chaeremon , John
Sinai was called stau Mafkata , “ the land of the bluish - green stone . ” Seneferu
is Pyramid of said to have built the Pyramid of Mêdûm , called in Egyptian 81 Chā
, and in Arabic El - Haram el - Kaddåb , “ the false Mêdûm . B . C . pyramid .
... few years very extensive excavations have been made round it by the Egyptian
Government , and several hitherto unseen parts of it have been brought to view .
The Sphinx is hewn out of the living rock , but pieces of stone have been added ...
As a mark of the king ' s favour Unå was sent to the quarries of Țurah ( in Eg . O
ms Re - āu ) to bring back a block of stone suitable for the king ' s sarcophagus .
The ability and fidelity of Unå made him an acceptable officer to Merenrā , 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