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en-5nx, son of the Son, Ttualmis an* t'etta Ptalj meri Ptolemy (III. Euergetes I.),
living for ever, beloved of Ptah. Heqt nebt taiu, Barenikat. Princess, lady of the
two lands, (Berenice II. ) Neteru-menx-ua-[en]-Ptah-setep-en-Ra-usr-ka-Amen
Neteru-meri-ua-en-Ptah-setep-Ra-usr-ka-Amen-xerp-anx, son of the Sun,
Ptualmis an* t'etta Ptah meri. Ptolemy (V. Epiphanes) living for ever, beloved of
Ptah. 261. Ptolemy VI. Eupator, wanting. Suten set sen hemt Qlauaperat. Royal
Suten net King of North and South, lord of two lands, Neteru-menx-mat-s-meri-net
-ua-Ptah-xerp (p)-setep-en-Ra- Amen-ari-mat, o o II Ra-se neb x5u Son of the
Sun, lord of diadems, Ptualmis anx t'etta Ptah meri. Ptolemy X. (Soter II.
South, Ra se neb x»* Kiseres 5n% t'etta Ptafc Auset men. son of the Sun, lord of
diadems, Csesar, living for ever, of Ptah and Isis beloved. Dynasty XXXIV.,
Roman Emperors, b.c. 27. 275. O Suten net neb taiu King of North and lord of two
Trajan (Augustus) Germanicus. Dacicus. Autukreter Kiseres Trinus. Autocrator
Caisar Trajan, a ^37 a the Sun's son, lord of crowns, Atrines netx- Hadrian. . . . .
Suten bemt Royal wife, Sabinat Sabina, Sebesta anx t etta. Sebaste living for
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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