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Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge. 1
HARVARD UNIVERSITY TVEIRI TAS LIBRARY OF THE PEABODY MUSEUM
FROM THE LIBRARY OF ORIC BATES ( 1883-1918 ) PRESENTED BY HIS WIFE
... our cities , and demolished the temples of the gods , and used all the
inhabitants after a most barbarous manner : nay , some they upon the on the slew
, and led their children and their wives into 24 FUNEREAL ARCHÆOLOGY OF
slew , and led their children and their wives into slavery . At length they made one
of themselves king , whose name was Salatis ; he also lived at Memphis , and
made both the upper and lower regions pay tribute , and left garrisons in places ...
... his life in battle with the enemy , and must in any case have been seriously
wounded , judging by the smashed skull and broken bones which his mummy
exhibits . DYNASTY XVIII . B.C. 1700 Àāḥmes I. , son of Ka - mes and his wife
wife reigned in his stead . This queen was one of the most capable women who
ever reigned in Egypt ; she is famous as the builder of the beautiful temple at Dêr
el - Bahari , and ņātshepset builds Dêr for the remarkable expedition to Punt ...
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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