The Trustees of Sir John Soane sM useum, in issuing to the public the following account of theS arcophagus of Seti I., written by E. A. Wallis Budge, M.A., Litt.D., Keeper of theE gyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in theB ritish Museum, have to express their great indebtedness to him for kindly volunteering to undertake the work. Dr. Budge includes in his comprehensive essay a description of the tomb in which theS arcophagus was discovered by Giovanni Belzoni in 1815 ;and, in addition to describing the various scenes represented on the latter, he further elucidates the subject with accounts of the religion of the worshippers of the godsO siris andR a :the book contains illustrations of all the scenes depicted, and is the most succinct account of this uniqueS arcophagus. The Trustees have also to thank Messrs. Kegan Paul, Trench, Triibner, and Co., for their permission to use most of the blocks which illustrate the text. Walter L. Spiers, Curator. Sir John Soane sM useum, 13, Lincoln sI nn Fields. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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