That neither the Egyptian nor his civilization is of Nigritic origin is proved by the
inscriptions and by the evidence of an ever - increasing number of statues of
kings , and of high officials in their service , who lived during the earliest times of
Having admitted these facts , Renan goes on to say that the problem whether
these resemblances are merely such things as are to be found in all languages ,
or analogics which spring from a common origin is , to say the truth , almost ...
Over the early history of Egypt there hangs a mystery The greater than that which
shrouds the origin and home of the mythical the period in Egyptian ; of the period
which preceded Mena ( Menes ) , the Egyptian History . first historical king of ...
Around this imposing relic of antiquity , whose origin is wrapped in mystery , a
number of legends and The superstitions have clustered in all ages ; but
Egyptology has p as the emshown , I . , that it was a colossal image of Rā -
Harmachis , and ...
2466 The kings of this dynasty , like the Åntefs and Menthuheteps , were of
Theban origin , and under their rule Egypt B . C . wires ndartha pedition to 1 . in
Punt . . 2466 comes forth into the light of day as 18 FUNEREAL ARCHÆOLOGY
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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