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An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vol. IAn Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vol. I
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
$34.99 hardcover; $19.99 paperback

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, a two volume set written by Egyptian expert E.A. Wallis Budge, is quite simply one of the most comprehensive and detailed dictionaries of
Egyptian hieroglyphs with English to accompany it. The series includes a detailed Introduction by the author with key words and glyphs, a bibliography of works used to help with translation and research, glyphs organized alphabetically by the Egyptian alphabet with accompanying words and English translations, tables of hieroglyphs with phonetic and numeric values and accompanying translations, and an Index of both English and Egyptian words. Volume I includes the introduction, bibliography, a list of characters separated by subject and organized by table, and letters "A" through "KH" or "KHA" of hieroglyphs and translations.


An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vol. II
An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vol. II
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
$34.99 hardcover; $19.99 paperback

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, a two volume set written by Egyptian expert E.A. Wallis Budge, is quite simply one of the most comprehensive and detailed dictionaries of
Egyptian hieroglyphs with English to accompany it. The series includes a detailed Introduction by the author with key words and glyphs, a bibliography of works used to help with translation and research, glyphs organized alphabetically by the Egyptian alphabet with accompanying words and English translations, tables of hieroglyphs with phonetic and numeric values and accompanying translations, lists of both Egyptian kinds and locations, and an Index of both English and Egyptian words. Volume II includes letters "S" through "TCH" of hieroglyphs and translations, a list of Egyptian kings and geographical locations, and the Indexes.


Baedeker's Egypt: Handbook for TravellersBaedeker's Egypt
By Karl Baedeker
$29.99 paperback

Baedeker's Egypt is the 17th century traveler's quintessential guide to
Egypt. Rich in detail of the sights, history, and culture of the country, even travelers today would be impressed with the advice Baedeker gives and the background he supplies. With information on hotels, public safety, cafés, geology and climate, and ancient through modern history, in addition to chapters on specific regions, one vacationing in Egypt today might enjoy using the old-fashioned guide for advice in their travels (though probably should skip the hotel recommendations).


Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient EgyptDevelopment of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt
By James Henry Breasted
$12.99 paperback


Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt traces Ancient Egyptian religion and thought from the beginning of the dynasties with
Menes at about 3400 B.C. through the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 B.C. Author James Breasted uses ancient texts, such as The Book of the Dead and the Pyramid Texts, to trace the history of Egyptian religion, as well as the effects of other cultures on the Egyptians. The chapters, or lectures, are separated into both periods religious thought and by century. This literary and historical analysis is essential for any Egyptology student or enthusiast.


Egyptian Language: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics with Sign ListEgyptian Language: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
$19.95 paperback

Egyptian Language: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics is a beginner's instruction manual written in 1910 by Egyptologist and hieroglyphic expert Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge. Intended as an easy introduction for anyone interested in learning the ancient Egyptian writing of hieroglyphics, Egyptian Language includes a short history on hieroglyphs, including the discovery of the
Rosetta Stone, and lessons in phonetics and ideographs, parts of speech, and extracts of real Egyptian works (such as The Book of the Dead) with which to practice.


Egyptian MagicEgyptian Magic
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
$9.99 paperback

In this classic work, first published in 1899, one of the most prolific Egyptologists of the Victorian era offers his renowned insight into the magical powers that names, spells, and talismans held for the ancient Egyptians. How did beliefs that predated the worship of deities come to become associated with controlling gods and goddesses? How did magical amulets ward off evil spirits? What role did scarabs serve in bestowing immortality? The writings of Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge are considered somewhat controversial today because of his use of an archaic system of translation, but useful illustrations and an abundance of information make them necessary works for students of ancient civilizations as well as those of the evolution of historical study. This entertaining overview of the connection between religion and magic in ancient Egypt remain a vital resource today.


Egyptian Religion: Egyptian Ideas of the Future LifeEgyptian Religion: Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
$9.99 paperback

A prolific Victorian-era Egyptologist explores, in this classic book first published in 1899, the position of
Ra, Osiris, Set, and Isis among the diverse pantheon of numerous deities of ancient Egypt, as well as their domination of the collective imagination of this sophisticated civilization. Hymns from The Book of the Dead illustrate the beliefs of the Egyptian peoples regarding the afterlife, judgment after death, resurrection, and immortality. The writings of E.A. Wallis Budge are considered somewhat controversial today because of his use of an archaic system of translation, but useful illustrations and an abundance of information make them necessary resources for students of the ancient world as well as those of the evolution of historical study. Conveying the beauty and power of the religion of ancient Egypt, this fascinating book remains an important work today.


Legends of the Gods: The Egyptian TextsLegends of the Gods: The Egyptian Texts
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
$12.99 paperback

Legends of the Egyptian Gods, written in 1912, is a book meant to help Egyptology students examine Egyptian literature and its history. However, since the backgrounds and names of Egyptian authors were not recorded, Budge instead presents the texts in the most complete forms possible, with the original hieroglyphs and their translations. Legends of the Egyptian Gods includes a preface and an introduction by Budge, as well as summaries of each myth at the beginning of the book. The summaries, presented in one large block, are followed by the text and translations of nine Egyptian myths and legends. The book contains illustrations and plates complementing the stories. This book is a wonderful addition to the collection of any student of
Egyptology.


The Egyptian Book of the DeadThe Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
$19.99 paperback

The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani is the Book of the Dead for Ani, the scribe from
Thebes, and is "the largest, the most perfect, the best preserved, and the best illuminated of all the papyri," according to editor and translator E.A. Wallis Budge. "Books of the Dead" were ancient Egyptian funeral texts, employed from around 1550 B.C. to 50 B.C., intended to help the dead pass through the underworld into the afterlife with magic spells and inscriptions which were written on papyrus scrolls and placed in the coffin. The Papyrus of Ani is a key scroll in understanding Egyptian Books of the Dead, and this text is ideal for those interested in the early discovery and translation of Egyptian hieroglyphics. This is the original 1895 edition and includes the full version of The Papyrus of Ani.


The Egyptian Heaven and HellThe Egyptian Heaven and Hell (three volumes in one): The Book of Am-Tuat, The Book of Gates, and The Books of the Other World
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
$74.99 hardcover; $44.99 paperback

The Egyptian Heaven and Hell is a three-volume series, presented here in one convenient text, about the Egyptian underworld, or world of the dead. According to Egyptian mythology, the region of
Tuat was where the people of this world went after death, and where the Sun God Ra traveled in his boat after dark. A description of this world was inscribed on the walls of tombs. Volume I of the series contains the complete hieroglyphic text and English translation of the Book Am-Tuat. Volume II contains the complete text and translation of Book of Gates, as well as the text and translation of the short form of Book Am-Tuat. Volume III contains information on the origin and contents of the Books of the Other World and a full index to Volumes I, II, and III. This comprehensive work is essential to students of Egyptian mythology and Wallis Budge.


The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian Funeral
The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian Funerary Archaeology
By Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge
£24.99 hardcover (Only available in the UK)

The Mummy: A Handbook of Funerary Archaeology is linguist and Orientalist E.A. Wallis Budge's detailed overview of Egyptian
funeral practices and beliefs. Included is a history of Egypt, as well as the translation of common hieroglyphs, to augment readers' understanding of Egyptian culture. He describes in detail the wrapping and burying of mummies, the attendants to the tombs and the dead, drawings and hieroglyphs found on tomb walls, coffins and sarcophagi, treasures buried with the dead, and scarabs, among other things. This book is a beautiful compliment to The Book of the Dead, which describes the Egyptian afterlife and motivations for detailed and drawn-out burials. This edition is the revised and enlarged edition, originally published in 1925.


 

The Religion of Ancient EgyptThe Religion of Ancient Egypt
By Sir William M. Flinders Petrie
$6.99 paperback

The Religion of Ancient Egypt is a detailed and easy-to-read guide on the gods and beliefs in Egyptian mythology. First published in 1908, this educational book describes the types of gods and worship in Egyptian religion
, the nature of gods and man, the concept of future life, private and ritual worship, cosmogony, and the influence of Egypt. An informative and descriptive guide, this book will intrigue anyone interested in ancient Egyptian gods and religion.


The Wisdom of the Egyptians
Edited by Brian Brown
$9.99 paperback

The Wisdom of the Egyptians, edited and with an introduction by Brian Brown, is a comprehensive guide to Egyptian culture, history, religion, and literature. Included in this fascinating tome is the origin of the Egyptians and the history of their monarchy, an overview of Egyptian myths and legends, information on the famous Egyptian "Book of the Dead,"
Ptah-Hotep and Ke'Gemini (the oldest books in the world), and the background of Egyptian occultism, magic, and gods. This book is an engaging read for any student or fanatic of Egyptian culture.