Babylonian Life and History

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Kessinger Publishing, Mar 1, 2003 - History - 316 pages
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In this volume on Babylonian life and history, Budge illustrates their social and political lives. He discusses their traditions, rites, food, clothing, furniture and other aspects of daily life. These people were masters of the art of writing, astrology and various forms of magic, including spell casting and reading omens. This book gives the reader a complete picture of the Babylonian life.

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User Review  - mapconsultant - LibraryThing

You can skip or skim several chapters dealing with list of kings, etc. without bypassing the more interesting aspects of Babalonian life style, culture, living conditions, etc. While it bogs down in details, on the whole a fast and informative read. Read full review

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User Review  - Raymonds009 - Goodreads

Excellent and comprehensive look at the whole line of development in the area of Babylon and its neighbors. Sequential format gives you the full measure of cultural as well as political development. I ... Read full review

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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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