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The Mummy
A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology

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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108018258

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  • Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857–1934) was a prominent English Egyptologist who was Keeper of the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum between 1893 and 1924. He was knighted in 1920 for his contributions to Egyptology. First published in 1893, this book contains a detailed discussion of the funerary rituals and objects which were used in Egyptian religion to allow the deceased to live again in the Duat (the afterlife). Budge provides detailed descriptions of common religious texts, religious rites and the major deities involved in these. He also includes interpretations for other artefacts which commonly accompanied a burial, including shabiti statues and amulets. His comprehensive study represents the state of Egyptian funerary archaeology before major archaeological finds of the twentieth century challenged its interpretations. The text reissued here is taken from the expanded and revised second edition, published in 1925.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108018258
    • length: 620 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 72 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The land of Egypt and its divisions
    2. The nomes of Egypt
    3. The Nile and the annual inundation
    4. The ancient Egyptians, the Libyans, Hamites, etc.
    5. Egyptian chronology
    6. Outline of the history of Egypt
    7. List of the Nesubati and Son-of-Ra names of the principal kings of Egypt
    8. The decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphs
    9. The Egyptian language
    Egyptian writing
    10. Egyptian writing materials
    11. Writing implements
    12. A list of the commonest hieroglyphs
    13. A list of the commonest determinatives
    14. The mummy, methods of mummifying, etc.
    15. Mummy labels
    16. Mummy cloth, byssus and Akhmim swathings
    17. Spindles, whorls and heckling combs
    18. The mummy-grid and mummy-board
    19. The cartonnage mummy-case
    20. Beadwork on mummies
    21. Painted and inscribed linen shrouds
    22. Models of personal attendants and slaves in the tomb
    23. Mummy labels or tickets
    24. The Book of the Dead
    25. Anointing tablets and the seven holy oils
    26. The vases of the four sons of Horus, or 'Canopic' jars
    27. Chests for 'Canopic' jars
    28. The head-rest, or pillow
    29. Pectorals in porcelain and steatite
    30. Shauabtiu, or Ushabtiu figures
    31. Ushabtiu in small sarcophagi and coffins
    32. Objects for the toilet
    33. Beads and necklaces, rings, bracelets, armlets, etc.
    34. The cylindrical seal, or seal-cylinder
    35. The scarab and the scarabaeus sacer
    36. The scarab of the heart
    37. Historical or memorial scarabs of Amenhetep III
    38. Amulets
    39. Gnostic amulets
    40. An Egyptian funeral in the dynastic period
    41. The ceremony of the four blazing flames
    42. Figures of Egyptian gods
    43. Graecized figures of Egyptian gods
    44. Wooden figures of Asar and Ptah-Seker-Asar
    45. Figures of animals, birds and reptiles, sacred to the gods
    46. Vessels in earthenware, stone, glass, etc.
    47. Funerary terra-cotta cones
    48. The Egyptian grave and tomb
    49. The Egyptian sarcophagus
    50. The Egyptian coffin
    51. The Hetep, or tablet for sepulchral offerings
    52. Censer, lustration vase, libation bucket
    53. Sepulchral stelae and tablets
    54. Foundation deposits
    55. Obelisks
    56. The tomb statue or Ka figure
    57. Models of objects used at the opening of the mouth
    58. Models of boats
    59. The spirit house
    60. Wands and other objects in ivory
    61. The cippus of Horus
    62. Draughts and draught-boards
    63. Toys
    64. Hypocephali
    65. Time
    66. The year
    67. Numbers

  • Author

    E. A. Wallis Budge

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