In the hope , however , that they may be of service to all such as are interested in
the antiquities of Egypt , it has been decided to publish them in a separate form .
The monuments and remains of ancient Egypt preserved in the great museums ...
The hieratic text has been published by Prisse , Facsimile d ' un Papyrus
Egyptien , Paris , 1847 . The best analyses of the text are by Chabas in Retrie
Arch . , Série I . t . xv . , p . I ff . and in Aegyptische Zeitschrift , June and July ,
The original is preserved in Berlin , and a facsimile was published by Lepsius ,
Denkmäler , Abth . VI . , Bl . 104 ff . Usertsen I . is famous as being the king who
set up 2433 obelisks at Heliopolis and who beautified that city by Rise of building
This wonderful papyrus , which measures 135 feet by 17 inches , was published
in facsimile by the Trustees of the British Museum , with an introduction and
translation by Dr . Birch . Of Rameses IV . little is known beyond the fact that he
... a Contents c of Rosetta decree of the priesthood assembled at Memphis in
honour of Stone . Ptolemy V . , Epiphanes , King of Egypt , B . C . 195 , written in
hieroglyphics , demotic and Greek . A facsimile of them was published by the
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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