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This basalt slab is inscribed with a copy of the bilingual Decree promulgated by the whole of the priesthood of Egypt assembled at
Memphis

, in the ninth year of the reign of Ptolemy V Epiphanes (B.C. 196), to celebrate the first commemoration of the coronation of the king, who was not crowned until the eighth year of his reign. The decree is written in two forms of Egyptian writing, i.e., hiero. glyphic and demotic, and in Greek; it enumerates the good works of the king, and orders that additional honours be paid to him A HANDBOOK

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1. mishin

and his ancorators.

B.M. No. 24.

OF EGYPTIAN FUNERARY

ARCHAEOLOGY

BY

SIR E. A. WALLIS BUDGE, KT.

M.A., Litt.D., D.Litt., D.Lit., F.S.A.
Sometime Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the
British Museum. Corresponding Member of the

Academy of Sciences, Lisbon

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MAR 1'49

DT

62 . MTB8

1925 ayoryngry

First Edition

1893 Reprinted

1894 Second Edition

(Revised and enlarged) 1925

PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN

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