Decrees of Memphis and Canopus

Kessinger Publishing, 1 avr. 2003 - 720 pages
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1904. This compendium contains Volumes 1-3 of the original work. Volumes 1 and 2 are concerned with the Rosetta Stone, one of the most interesting and important objects in the National Collection of Egyptian Antiquities preserved in the British Museum. From it came the correct values of several of the letters of the Egyptian alphabet and it supplied many of the fundamental facts upon which the great superstructure of Egyptian decipherment was based. In the original Volume 3, the texts, with translations, from the Stele of Canopus are found.

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E.A. Wallis Budge, 1857 - 1934 Budge was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He was also a Sometime Scholar of Christ's College, a scholar at the University of Cambridge, Tyrwhitt, and a Hebrew Scholar. He collected a large number of Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Papyri manuscripts. He was involved in numerous archaeology digs in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Sudan. Budge is known for translating the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is also known as The Papyrus of Ani. He also analyzed many of the practices of Egyptian religion, language and ritual. His written works consisted of translated texts and hieroglyphs and a complete dictionary of hieroglyphs. Budge's published works covered areas of Egyptian culture ranging from Egyptian religion, Egyptian mythology and magical practices. He was knighted in 1920. E.A. Wallis Budge died on November 23, 1934 in London, England.

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