... Egyptians that the soul would at some period revivify the body, and to the care,
consequent on this belief, with which they embalmed the bodies of their dead, so
that they might resist the action of decay, and be ready for the return of the soul.
... 301 Coffins 3°6 Sarcophagi 3IQ Egyptian Tombs : — Mastabas 3 18 Pyramids
3z8 Theban Tombs 343 Egyptian Writing Materials : — The Papyrus 349 Palette •
•• 35° THE HISTORY OF EGYPT.1 The date of the period when xvi CONTENTS.
THE HISTORY OF EGYPT.1 The date of the period when the land of Egypt was
taken Antiquity possession of by the race of people which we are accustomed
Egyptian to call Egyptian is unknown. None of the researches which have been ...
But such suggestive characters may be due to intercourse or ' admixture' at
periods later than [the] Xlllth dynasty; they are not present, or in a much less
degree, in the skulls, features, and physiognomies of individuals of from the Illrd
to the XI ...
Over the early history of Egypt there hangs a mystery The greater than that which
shrouds the origin and home of the Egyptian ; of the period which preceded
Mena (Menes), the Egyptian first historical king of Egypt, nothing is known.
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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