... for holding a portion of a mummied body or papyrus . . . . .215 Ptah-Seker-
Ausar figure which held the papyrus of Anhai, a priestess of Amen, about b.c. 900
. . . . .216 Stele of Antef, son of Amen-set . . . . . .218 Egyptian gods : Amen-Ra .
The Cartouche d> The Ncha [p The Serpent's Head =«3 The Disk and Plumes
The Frog ^ The Staircase ^fj The Fingers Figures of the Gods : Amen-Fa nt>
1 /WW(A . ni Amsu Ra ^ Heru (Horus) ^ Menthu-Ra ti 1 1 1 1 1 1| Heru-pa-chrat ...
... temple of Amen-Ra, " the king of the gods," at Thebes, but although he
beautified Thebes by this temple, he did not forget to establish another at
Memphis, and at the other venerable cities of his kingdom. He followed the
custom of the kings ...
This king returned answer saying that he could worship no god but Amen-Ra.
Some time after another messenger of Apepa arrived with threats, which caused
Seqenen-Ra much trouble, and he gathered together his generals and
Seqenen-Ra was called Baba, the son of Re-ant, and he had a son called
Aahmes who was born in the city of Eileithyia. ... Thebes, the home of the kings
who had expelled the Hyksos, became the first town in Egypt, and Amen-Ra, who
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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