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The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaelogy

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  152 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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, Enlarged Second Edition, 576 pages
Published March 1st 1989 by Dover Publications (first published January 1st 1974)
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Kathryn
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I finished reading this somewhat old-fashioned book today; but although it was written in 1894 (assuming it is the same book as The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology), it must be observed that when one is talking of Ancient Egypt, not a whole lot changes from year to year. I very much enjoyed reading this very thorough book.

The author (1857 - 1934) was an Egyptologist of note, and entered the British Museum in 1883 in the recently renamed Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Anti
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Laura Guill
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.
Susan Marie Molloy
This is an excellent reference book.
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 21, 2011 rated it liked it
An education work on the funeral practice of the ancient Egyptians. It serves as a study on religious mummification outlining the steps and procedures.
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Wow. Death was only the beginning
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Feb 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite Anne Rice book. I've read it a number of times when I want to "check out" with a sure thing.
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Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Perhaps a little outdated, but a good read.
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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.