posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 03:40 PM
This compilation is a true classic, with the Budge hieroglyphs texts (everyone who's frequently asked about signs can appreciate this one) and the
Book of the Dead. My only real quibble is that there's so much of Budge's material (which has proven to be not entirely correct.)
However, it's an excellent reference shelf, particularly if you keep in mind when the material was written. Some of these books are 200 years old.
We have learned a great deal since most of them were written, but they are an excellent starting point for any serious study of Egypt. Some of the
papers are very new (2009).
Some of you may be interested in the 1900-era Flinders Petrie material on Giza (linked through this site):
It gives you an excellent view of how the early Egyptologists worked -- what methods were employed and
Links to more unusual items (such as the Semetic Serpent Spells and papyrus scroll translations) are also given. Not everything is in English.
I hope everyone interested in Egypt will take the time to start reading their favorites here and that they will also read the translations of what the
ancient Egyptians were saying about themselves and their beliefs