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The mummy

Author: E A Wallis Budge, Sir
Publisher: New York : Causeway Books, [1974]
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Museum officials tell us that mummies get more attention from museum-goers than any other ancient objects. Although many Egyptian customs and practices were to be found in other parts of Africa, mummification is unique to Egypt, and the scale on which it was practiced is found nowhere else in the world. Its uniqueness is only the beginning of its fascinating story. It was practiced in Egpyt for the four thousand  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E A Wallis Budge, Sir
ISBN: 0883560267 9780883560266
OCLC Number: 1095129
Notes: Reprint of the 2d ed., 1894, published by the University Press, Cambridge, Eng., with a new introd.
"The chapters contained in this book were originally written to form the introduction to the Catalogue of the Egyption collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge."
Description: xxii, 404 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Causeway edition --
Preface --
The Egyptian race and language --
The land of Egpyt --
Egpytian chronology --
The history of Egypt. Dynasties I-XXX --
Persian rulers of Egypt --
Macedonian rulers of Egypt --
The Ptolemies --
The Romans --
The Byzantines --
The Muhammadans --
List of Egyptian dynasties and the dates assigned to them by Egyptologists --
List of Nomes of Upper and Lower Egypt --
List of the cartouches of the principal Egyptian kings --
The Rosetta Stone --
An Egyptian funeral --
Mummy, methods of mummifying --
Mummy cloth and Akhmim embroideries --
Canopic jars and the inscriptions upon them --
Chests for canopic jars --
The Book of the Dead --
Pillows --
Ushabtiu figures --
Ptah-Seker-Ausar figures --
Sepulchral boxes --
Funereal cones or models of loaves of bread --
Stelae --
Vases --
Objects for the toilet, mirrors, tweezers, hair-pins, combs, fans, Kohl-pots, Oils --
Necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc. --
Scarabs --
Amulets --
Figures of the gods --
Figures of animals, etc., sacred to the gods --
Figures of kings and private persons --
Coffins --
Sarcophagi --
Egyptian tombs --
Egyptian writing materials --
Egyptian writing --
Mummies of animals, reptiles, birds, and fishes --
Cippi of Horus --
The Egyptian months, and their names, in Coptic, Greek, and Arabic --
Egyptian and Coptic numbers --
A list of common hieroglyphic characters --
A list of common determinatives.
Responsibility: by E.A. Wallis Budge.

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Museum officials tell us that mummies get more attention from museum-goers than any other ancient objects. Although many Egyptian customs and practices were to be found in other parts of Africa, mummification is unique to Egypt, and the scale on which it was practiced is found nowhere else in the world. Its uniqueness is only the beginning of its fascinating story. It was practiced in Egpyt for the four thousand years of the Dynastic Period. For four thousand years the preservation of the embalmed body, or mummy, was the chief end and aim of every Egyptian! The greater part of the wealth of Egypt during this time was devoted to mummification and what went along with it. - Jacket flap.

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