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... Cheops and Chephren, who lived about three thousand seven hundred years
before Christ.1 Menkaura or Mykerinos is famous as the builder of the 3633 third
pyramid at Gizeh. The fragments of his inner wooden coffin and a small fragment
He supplied the Lacedaemonians with wood for building one hundred triremes
and half a million bushels of grain at the time when Agesilaus was fighting
against the Persians.1 He reigned six 393 years, and was succeeded by P-se-
mut or ...
It was also decreed that a gilded wooden shrine, containing a gilded wooden
statue of the king, should be placed in each temple, and that these were to be
carried out with the shrines of the other kings in the great panegyrics. It was also
During the seventy days which have been spent in Ani's embalming Ani's body,
the coffin makers have not been idle, cofhn' and they have made ready a
covering of wood to be laid on the mummy, and two beautiful coffins. The
covering, in the ...
On the cover is pegged a solid face, carved out of hard wood, which is thought to
have a strong resemblance to that of Coffin Ani ; bronze eyelids and obsidian
eyes are fixed in it, and a ta"ion.e" carved wooden beard is fastened to the chin.
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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