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1 Sabaco seems to have been known in Nineveh, for among the ruins of the
palaces at Kouyunjik Egyptian were found two impressions from his seal or
scarab, in which ^„ad sat he appears wearing the crown of Lower Egypt in his
When complete the stele must have been about twelve inches longer than it is
now, and the top was probably rounded and inscribed, like that of the Stele of
Canopus, with a winged disk, having pendent uraei, that on the right wearing 4/ ,
At the head of the boat stands a white- robed Sam priest wearing a panther skin ;
he holds a bronze instrument for burning incense in the left hand, and with
FUNEREAL ARCH/EOLOGY OP EGYPT.
When everything has been brought into this chamber, and the tables of offerings
have been arranged, a priest, wearing a panther skin, and accompanied by
another who burns incense in a bronze censer, approaches the mummy, and ...
The custom of women wearing silk was railed at by Clement of Alexandria, Ter-
tullian, Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Ambrose, Chrysostom and others; yet Basil,
about A. D. 370, illustrated the doctrine of the resurrection from the change of 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