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... Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge. DEDICATED TO JOHN PEILE, Litt.D., MASTER
OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE A MARK OK GRATITUDE AND REGARD
PREFACE. The chapters contained in this book were originally written.
The chapters contained in this book were originally written to form the
Introduction to the Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in tlie Fitzwilliam
Museum, Cambridge, which I wrote for the Syndics of that institution ; they are
intended to supply ...
... of Mummifying 173-189 Mummy Cloth and Akhmim Embroideries ... 189
Canopic Jars and the inscriptions upon them ... ... 194 Chests for Canopic Jars
201 The Book of the Dead 202 Reeds and Ink 352 Egyptian Writing : —
PAGF Figures of Kings and Private Persons 301 Coffins 3°6 Sarcophagi 3IQ
Egyptian Tombs : — Mastabas 3 18 Pyramids 3z8 Theban Tombs 343 Egyptian
Writing Materials : — The Papyrus 349 Palette ••• 35° THE HISTORY OF EGYPT.
In the Sinai, reign of this last named king Tet-ka-Ra or Assa was written the
famous work entitled the "Precepts of Ptah-Hetep." 3366 A single complete copy
of this work, dating from the Xlth or Xllth dynasty, is extant ; it is preserved in 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