Cook's Handbook for Egypt & the Sudan 1906, Part 1

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 2003 - History - 548 pages
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1906. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766148025. Volume 1 of 2. Following the general suggestions by J.M. Cook, Budge originally prepared this work as a short guide to the principal Egyptian monuments on the Nile so far south as the Second Cataract, usually visited by tourists who traveled on the Nile under Cook's direction. Over time, a great deal of information of all kinds about places and monuments off the beaten path came to Budge's attention, which he added to the original guidebook, thus this present work.

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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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