The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology - Revised and Enlarged Edition -

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Cosimo, Inc., 2011 M03 1 - 578 pages
The Mummy, A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology is linguist and Orientalist E.A. Wallis Budge's detailed overview of Egyptian funeral practices and beliefs. Included is a history of Egypt, as well as the translation of common hieroglyphs, to augment readers' understanding of Egyptian culture. He describes in detail the wrapping and burying of mummies, the attendants to the tombs and the dead, drawings and hieroglyphs found on tomb walls, coffins and sarcophagi, treasures buried with the dead, and scarabs, among other things. This book is a beautiful complement to The Book of the Dead, which describes the Egyptian afterlife and the motivations for detailed and drawn-out burials. This edition is the revised and enlarged edition, originally published in 1925. SIR ERNEST ALFRED THOMPSON WALLIS BUDGE (1857-1934) was born in Bodmin, Cornwall in the UK and discovered an interest in languages at a very early age. Budge spent all his free time learning and discovering Semitic languages, including Assyrian, Syriac, and Hebrew. Eventually, through a close contact, he was able to acquire a job working with Egyptian and Iraqi artifacts at the British Museum. Budge excavated and deciphered numerous cuneiform and hieroglyphic documents, contributing vastly to the museum's collection. Eventually, he became the Keeper of his department, specializing in Egyptology. Budge wrote many books during his lifetime, most specializing in Egyptian life, religion, and language.

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The Ancient Egyptians the Libyans Hamites etc
A List of the Commonest Hieroglyphs
A List of the Commonest Determinatives
The Mummy Methods of Mummifying etc
Mummy Labels
The Cartonnage Mummycase
Anointing Tablets and the Seven Holy Oils
Chests for Canopic Jars
An Egyptian Funeral in the Dynastic Period
The Ceremony of the Four Blazing Flames
Anpu Anubis
Maat Q
Sesheta ri fj
Vessels in Earthenware Stone Glass
The Egyptian Sarcophagus
The Hetep or Tablet for Sepulchral Offerings

Shauabtiu or Ushabtiu Figures
Beads and Necklaces Rings Bracelets Armlets etc
The Scarab and the Scarabaeus sacer
The Collar or Pectoral Usekh y
The Cow Ahat
Foundation Deposits
Models of Objects used at the Opening i of the Mouth
Draughts and Draughtboards
HetHert Hathor 375

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About the author (2011)

E.A. Wallis Budge, 1857 - 1934 Budge was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He was also a Sometime Scholar of Christ's College, a scholar at the University of Cambridge, Tyrwhitt, and a Hebrew Scholar. He collected a large number of Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Papyri manuscripts. He was involved in numerous archaeology digs in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Sudan. Budge is known for translating the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is also known as The Papyrus of Ani. He also analyzed many of the practices of Egyptian religion, language and ritual. His written works consisted of translated texts and hieroglyphs and a complete dictionary of hieroglyphs. Budge's published works covered areas of Egyptian culture ranging from Egyptian religion, Egyptian mythology and magical practices. He was knighted in 1920. E.A. Wallis Budge died on November 23, 1934 in London, England.

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