Dwellers on the Nile, Or Chapters on the Life, Literature, History and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians is a comprehensive study on the culture of the ancient Egyptians. It includes the deciphering of hieroglyphs, especially important documents like the Rosetta Stone; an overview of Egyptian language, writing, and history; and illustrations of hieroglyphs, cuneiform, and murals. The book is an ideal overview for anyone interested in learning about ancient Egyptian life and history. SIR ERNES ALFRED THOMPSON WALLIS BUDGE (1857–1934) was born in Bodmin, Cornwall in the UK and discovered an interest in languages at a very early age. Budge spent all his free time learning and discovering Semitic languages, including Assyrian, Syriac, and Hebrew. Eventually, through a close contact, he was able to acquire a job working with Egyptian and Iraqi artifacts at the British Museum. Budge excavated and deciphered numerous cuneiform and hieroglyphic documents, contributing vastly to the museum’s collection. Eventually, he became the Keeper of his department, specializing in Egyptology. Budge wrote many books during his lifetime, most specializing in Egyptian life, religion, and language.
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