In the somewhat lengthy chapter on the Rosetta Stone , the evidence of the
principal Greek writers on Egyptian hieroglyphics is brought together . The
statement of the facts connected with the history of Egyptian decipherment , as
well as the ...
70 - 75 List of the Cartouches of the Principal Egyptian Kings 76 - 107 The
Rosetta Stone : Greek writers on hieroglyphics , Hecataeus , Hellanicus ,
Democritus , Herodotus . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Diodorus , Strabo , Chaeremon , John
Texts engraved on scarabs . Scarabs of Amenophis III . Phænician Scarabs .
Scarabs found at Ialysos , Kamiros , Tharros , Arban , Babylon , etc . Scarabs
used by Gnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amulets :The Buckle Hieroglyphic texts The
343 Egyptian Writing Materials :The Papyrus Palette Reeds and Ink Egyptian
Writing :Hieroglyphic , Hieratic , and Demotic . . . . . . . . 353 Coptic Writing and
Language Mummies of Animals , Reptiles , Birds , and Fishes :Apis Bull . . . . . . . . .
The only known language which it resembles is Coptic , and this is now pretty
well understood to be a dialect of the language of the hieroglyphics . Benfey :
endeavoured to show that the Egyptian had sprung from a Semitic stock , and De
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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