... seems to show that the labours of Akerblad and Young were of more
importance than is usually attributed to them ; the views of Egyptologists quoted
at the end of that chapter will indicate the prevailing opinion of experts on this
The Egyptian was usually of slender build , with broad shoulders , sinewy arms
and legs , and long hands and feet . His head was small , with large eyes , full
cheeks , broad mouth , lips inclined to be full , and square chin . The nose was
The number usually given in Egyptian lists is forty - two : twentytwo in Upper
Egypt , and twenty in Lower Egypt . Heptanomis , or Middle Egypt , appears to
have been the district between the Thebaid and the Delta ; its seven nomes are
said to ...
90 euro ) Men - [ tu - ḥetep ) . Åntef ( ? ) . M M Åntef . Neter nefer , Beautiful god ,
2120 * After this name the tablet of Abydos had Åntef . Antef . III . . . . kau - Rā +
Erpā , usually translated “ hereditary prince ” or “ duke , ” is one of the oldest titles
Wiedemann thinks that it was originally written in Coptic , which , in the middle
ages , was usually called 1 Porphyry , De Vita Pythagorae , ed . Didot , $ 11 , p .
89 , at the foot , “ Egyptian , " and not in ancient Egyptian . THE ROSETTA STONE
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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