278 Anpu (Anubis) 280 Shu 280 Hapi (Nile) 281 Hapi (Apis) 281 Ur-mer (Mnevis
Bull) 283 Mestha 283 Hapi 284 Tuamautef 284 Qebhsennuf 284 Sari 285 Anqet
285 Sebek 286 An-heru . 286 Bes' 287 Bast 289 Net(Neith) 290 Mut 290 Maat ...
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge.
Anpu (Anubis) (] Apuat \/ i □ X q □ Shu Hapi (the Nile) Ausar-Hapi (Serapis) | ^ ^
| Mnevis in '^f^ Mestha^^lH^ Tuamautef * ^ Qebhsennuf I I The four children of
Egypt. q Kamt, because of the dark colour of the soil, and if the colour of the
ground for a few miles on each side of the Nile be compared with the Arabian
and Libyan desert the appropriateness of the name Kam or Kamt is at once
... high Nile, and the canals with their various branches, were all known.1 Each
nome with its independent administration, formed, practically, a small but
complete state. The number of the nomes according to classical authors varies ;
B.C. Founding of Memphis, Dynasties I-VI. Mena or Menes, the first historical king
of Egypt, came from This near Abydos in Upper Egypt He left This, and
journeying northwards, arrived at the head of the Delta, where, having turned the
Nile out ...
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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