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The Mummy: Funereal Rites and Customs in Ancient Egypt
This fascinating, erudite, generously illustrated study offers comprehensive and meticulously detailed coverage of mummification processes, burial practices and goods, ritual texts, gods, graves, coffins, the Book of the Dead, and much more.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 27th 1995 by Senate
(first published January 1st 1974)
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Jan 20, 2017 Laura Guill rated it liked it · review of another edition
Requires a bit of translation to understand, in more then just one way. Due to when it was written, it uses the Greek forms for spelling most names (i.e., Amenophis vs Amenhotep). He also includes full passages in French, German, Hebrew... I was only able to parse some of those sections, since I'm not well versed in those languages. There wasn't much I didn't know already, but I found how he traces the history of Egypt through the recorded exploits of the pharaohs interesting.
Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East.More about E.A. Wallis Budge...