The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funeral Archeology

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Westphalia Press, 2015 M05 6 - 434 pages
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E. A. Wallis Budge, despite having to leave school at the age of twelve to work, never stopped learning. He studied languages such as Hebrew and Assyrian, and volunteered at the British Museum. There he was introduced to leaders in Egyptian study, including Samuel Birch and George Smith. His studiousness was noticed, and several people worked to help Budge apply to Cambridge University, despite coming from very meager means. He attended in 1878-1883, and began working for the British Museum upon his graduation. He quickly became a key asset for his work in securing several prize acquisitions for the museum, including Aristotle's Constitution of Athens and the Tell al-Amana tablets. Budge was the author of several studies with an emphasis on ancient Egyptian religion and language. The Mummy offers a detailed examination of ancient Egyptian funeral rites. This new edition is dedicated to Dr. Mohammed M. Aman, Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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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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