View of the Coffin Chamber . . . . Mummy of Artemidorus . . . . . . . “ Canopic " Jar . .
. . . Ushabti figure of the Scribe Pa - mer - aħu . . . . Ptah - Seker - Ausår figure with
stand for holding a portion of a mummied body or papyrus . . . . . . Ptah - Seker ...
Longitudinal section of a Mastaba Transverse section of a Mastaba . . Transverse
section at the bottom of a serdâb Upper chamber , pit and sarcophagus chamber
of a Mastaba . Mastaba at Gizeh with double pit . Figures in relief in a Mastaba ...
The shape of the pyramid is oblong , and the arrange . ment of the chambers
inside is peculiar to itself . worked in Budge , The Nile , Notes for Travellers
EGYPTIAN HISTORY . II.
The last ruler of the sixth dynasty , Nitáqert ( Nitocris ) , was a queen ; she 3133
enlarged the pyramid of Mykerinos and covered it over with slabs of granite , and
the remains of a fine basalt sarcophagus which were found in a chamber near ...
... for his son Usertsen , whom he seems to have associated with him in the rule
of the kingdom during the last ten years of his life . Conspiracies were formed
against him , and he relates that his foes crept into his chamber at night to kill him
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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