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Main Author: Budge, E. A. Wallis Sir, 1857-1934. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Barnes & Noble, 1993.
Edition:2nd ed., rewritten throughout and enl.
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Main Author:Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934.
Physical Description:xvi, 296 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [272]-276) and index.
ISBN:0880298553
9780880298551
Author Notes:

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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