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In the somewhat lengthy chapter on the Rosetta Stone, the evidence of the
principal Greek writers on Egyptian hieroglyphics is brought together. The
statement of the facts connected with the history of Egyptian decipherment, as
well as the ...
69 List of Nomes of Upper and Lower Egypt 7o-7S List of the Cartouches of the
Principal Egyptian Kings 76-107 The Rosetta Stone :— Greek writers on
hieroglyphics. Hecataeus, Hellanicus, Democritus, Herodotus 112 Diodorus,
Texts engraved on scarabs. Scarabs of Amenophis III. Phoenician Scarabs.
Scarabs found at Ialysos, Kamiros, Tharros, Arban, Babylon, etc. Scarabs used
by Gnostics ... Amulets : — The Buckle or Tie ^ — Hieroglyphic texts TheTetfi
Reeds and Ink 352 Egyptian Writing : — Hieroglyphic, Ilieratic, and Demotic >
353 Coptic Writing and Language \ Mummies of Animals, Reptiles, Birds, and
Fishes : — Apis Bull 356 Antelope 356 Cat 356 Crocodile 356 Shrew-mouse 356
... Ae°larS to the Indo-European nor to the Semitic family of languages, affinity of
The only known language which it resembles is Coptic, and Egyptian- this is now
pretty well understood to be a dialect of the language of the hieroglyphics.
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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