This book, published by the British Museum, is essentially a history of ancient Egypt based on the artefacts held by the museum at the time, which numbered almost 50,000. With a preface by E A Wallis Budge, one of the most prominent Egyptologists of the time, this Guide is illustrated with 53 black-and-white plates, and a further 180 in-text illustrations. It contains pictures and descriptions of the Rosetta Stone, photos of Karnak and other archaeological sties, a guide to reading hieroglyphs and so on, but was published before important finds like the bust of Nefertiti (1912) and the tomb of Tutankhamun (1922).
The Country of Egypt
Ethnography. Language, Forms of Writing. Decipherment of Egyptian Hieroglyphs, etc
Egyptian Literature, Sacred and Profane
Manners and Customs. Marriage. Education. Dress. Food.
Architecture. Painting. Sculpture.
The Kind and His Subjects.
Embalming. The Egyptian Tomb.
Numbers. Division of time. Chronology.
List of the Principal Kings of Egypt
Cartouches of the Principal Kings of Egypt