... the Scribe Pa-mer-ahu . . . .211 Ptah-Seker-Ausar figure with stand for holding
a portion of a mummied body or papyrus . . . . .215 Ptah-Seker-Ausar figure which
held the papyrus of Anhai, a priestess of Amen, about b.c. 900 . . . . .216 Stele of ...
The stele records that one day during an after-dinner sleep, Harmachis appeared
to Thothmes IV., and promised to bestow upon him the crown of Egypt if he would
dig his image, i.e., the Sphinx, out of the sand. At the end of the inscription part ...
... with the prenomen of Neb-taui-Ra, is styled, on a stele on the island of
Konosso, the conqueror of thirteen nations, and his name appears on rocks
which lie beside the old road from Coptos to the- Red Sea through the valley of
1 It is known from a granite stele 3 found at Tarn's, a city formerly inhabited by the
Apepa kings, that the four hundredth year from the reign of Nubti fell in the reign
of Rameses II. Dr. Birch,3 Wiedemann 4 and other Egyptologists, compare this ...
On the western bank of the river he built a large temple, the dedication of which
was described on a stele found behind the Colossi, which also were set up The
by this king. These wonderful statues were about 60 feet Colossi. high, and from
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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