73 relations: Africa, Akkadian language, Amarna, Amelia Peabody series, Ancient Egyptian religion, Ancient Near East, Antiquities trade, Arabic, Archibald Sayce, Aristotle, Austen Henry Layard, Barbara Mertz, Bodmin, Book of the Dead, Book of the Heavenly Cow, British Museum, Caucasian race, Christianity, Constitution of the Athenians, Coptic language, Cornwall, Cuneiform, Docudrama, E. Nesbit, Egypt, Egyptian language, Egyptology, Ethnology, Flinders Petrie, Ge'ez language, Gebelein predynastic mummies, George Smith (Assyriologist), Greek language, H. Rider Haggard, Hebrew language, Hieroglyph, Hormuzd Rassam, Iraq, Istanbul, James George Frazer, James Joyce, John Stainer, Knight Bachelor, London, Nilotic peoples, Nineveh, Occult, Orientalism, Osiris, Ottoman Empire, ..., Papyrus, Papyrus of Ani, Paranormal, Peter le Page Renouf, Philology, Religious Tract Society, Rosetta Stone, Samuel Birch, Savile Club, Scarabaeidae, Semitic languages, Spiritualism, Stargate (film), Syriac language, The Golden Bough, The Story of the Amulet, United Kingdom, University of Cambridge, W. B. Yeats, WHSmith, William Ewart Gladstone, William Henry Smith (1825–1891), William Wright (orientalist). Expand index (23 more) » « Shrink index
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.
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Akkadian (akkadû, ak.kADû) is an extinct east Semitic language (part of the greater Afroasiatic language family) that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia.
Amarna (العمارنة al-‘amārnah) is an extensive Egyptian archaeological site that represents the remains of the capital city newly established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty, and abandoned shortly after his death (1332 BC).
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The Amelia Peabody series is a series of nineteen historical mystery novels and one non-fiction companion volume written by Egyptologist Barbara Mertz (1927-2013) under the pen name Elizabeth Peters.
Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society.
The ancient Near East was the home of early civilizations within a region roughly corresponding to the modern Middle East: Mesopotamia (modern Iraq, southeast Turkey, southwest Iran, northeastern Syria and Kuwait), ancient Egypt, ancient Iran (Elam, Media, Parthia and Persia), Anatolia/Asia Minor and Armenian Highlands (Turkey's Eastern Anatolia Region, Armenia, northwestern Iran, southern Georgia, and western Azerbaijan), the Levant (modern Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, and Jordan), Cyprus and the Arabian Peninsula.
The antiquities trade is the exchange of antiquities and archaeological artifacts from around the world.
Arabic (العَرَبِية, or عربي,عربى) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and its modern descendants excluding Maltese.
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Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs; 384322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.
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The Rt Hon Sir Austen Henry Layard (5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author, politician and diplomat, best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Niniveh, where he uncovered in 1851 the library of Ashurbanipal.
Barbara Mertz (September 29, 1927 – August 8, 2013) was an American author who wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. In 1952 she received a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago.
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Bodmin (Bosvena) is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
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The Book of the Dead is an ancient Egyptian funerary text, used from the beginning of the New Kingdom (around 1550 BCE) to around 50 BCE.
The Book of the Heavenly Cow, or The Book of the Cow of Heaven, is an Ancient Egyptian text thought to have originated during the Amarna Period and, in part, describes the reasons for the imperfect state of the world in terms of humankind's rebellion against the supreme sun god Ra.
The British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London.
The Caucasian race (also Caucasoid or occasionally Europid) is a taxon historically used to describe the physical or biological type of some or all of the populations of Europe, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Western Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia.
ChristianityFrom the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
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The Constitution of the Athenians (The Athenian constitution; Ἀθηναίων πολιτεία Athenaion Politeia) is the name given to two texts from Classical antiquity: one probably by Aristotle or a student of his, the second attributed to Xenophon, but not thought to be his work.
Coptic or Coptic Egyptian (Bohairic: met.rem.ən.khēmi, Sahidic: mənt.rəm.ən.kēme, Greek: Μετ Ρεμνχημι Met Rem(e)nkhēmi) is the latest stage of the Egyptian language, a northern Afroasiatic language spoken in Egypt until at least the 17th century.
Cornwall (or; Kernow) is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom.
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Cuneiform script or is one of the earliest systems of writing, distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus.
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A docudrama (or documentary drama) is a genre of radio and television programming, feature film, and staged theatre, which features dramatized re-enactments of actual events.
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Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.
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Egypt (مِصر, مَصر), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
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Egyptian is the oldest known language of Egypt and a branch of the Afroasiatic language family.
Egyptology (from Egypt and Greek -λογία, -logia. علم المصريات) is the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD.
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Ethnology (from the Greek, ethnos meaning "nation") is the branch of anthropology that compares and analyzes the characteristics of different peoples and the relationship between them (cf. cultural, social, or sociocultural anthropology).
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Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts.
Geʻez (ግዕዝ,; also transliterated Giʻiz, also referred to by some as "Ethiopic") is an ancient South Semitic language that originated in the northern region of Ethiopia and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.
The Gebelein predynastic mummies are six naturally mummified bodies, dating to approximately 3400 BC from the Late Predynastic period of Egypt, and were the first complete pre-dynastic bodies to be discovered.
George Smith (Chelsea, London 26 March 1840 – 19 August 1876), was a pioneering English Assyriologist who first discovered and translated the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest-known written works of literature.
Greek or Hellenic (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, parts of northern and Eastern Anatolia and the South Caucasus, southern Italy, Albania and Cyprus.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) — known as H. Rider Haggard — was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.
Hebrew is a West Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family.
A hieroglyph (Greek for "sacred writing") is a character of the ancient Egyptian writing system.
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Hormuzd Rassam (182616 September 1910) (ܗܪܡܙܕ ܪܣܐܡ), was a native Assyrian and Christian Assyriologist who made a number of important discoveries from 1877 to 1882, including the clay tablets that contained the Epic of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest literature.
Iraq (or; العراق, Kurdish: Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq (Arabic: جمهورية العراق; كۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia.
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Istanbul (İstanbul), once known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center.
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Sir James George Frazer (1 January 1854 – 7 May 1941), was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion.
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
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Sir John Stainer (6 June 1840 – 31 March 1901) was an English composer and organist whose music, though not generally much performed today (except for The Crucifixion, still heard at Passiontide in many churches of the Anglican Communion), was very popular during his lifetime.
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The appointment of Knight Bachelor (Kt) is a part of the British honours system.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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Nilotic peoples are peoples indigenous to the Nile Valley that speak Nilotic languages, which comprise a large sub-group of the Nilo-Saharan languages and are spoken in South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and northern Tanzania and including Masai.
Nineveh (or; Ninua) is an ancient Mesopotamian city located in modern day Iraq; it is on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, and was the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
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The occult (from the Latin word occultus "clandestine, hidden, secret") is "knowledge of the hidden".
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Orientalism is a term that is used by art historians, literary and cultural studies scholars for the imitation or depiction of aspects in Middle Eastern, South Asian, African and East Asian cultures (Eastern cultures).
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Osiris (alternatively Ausir, Asiri or Ausar, among other spellings), was an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead.
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The Ottoman Empire (دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه Devlet-i Aliyye-i Osmâniyye, Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti) which is also known as the Turkish Empire or Turkey, was an empire founded in 1299 by Oghuz Turks under Osman I in northwestern Anatolia.
The word papyrus refers to a thick paper-like material made from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus.
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The Papyrus of Ani is a papyrus manuscript with cursive hieroglyphs and color illustrations created circa 1250 BCE, in the 19th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt.
Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folklore and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.
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Peter le Page Renouf (1822 – 1897) was a British professor, Egyptologist, and museum director, best known for his translation of The Book of the Dead.
Philology is the study of language in written historical sources; it is a combination of literary criticism, history, and linguistics.
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The Religious Tract Society, founded 1799, 56 Paternoster Row and 65 St.
The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt, in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V.
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Samuel Birch (3 November 1813 – 27 December 1885) was a British Egyptologist and antiquary.
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The Savile Club is a gentlemen's club founded in London in 1868.
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The family Scarabaeidae as currently defined consists of over 30,000 species of beetles worldwide, often called scarabs or scarab beetles.
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The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East.
Spiritualism is a belief that spirits of the dead have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living.
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Stargate (French: Stargate, la porte des étoiles) is a 1994 French-American adventure science fiction film released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Carolco Pictures.
Syriac (ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ), also known as Syriac Aramaic, is a dialect of Middle Aramaic that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent and Eastern Arabia.
The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion (retitled The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion in its second edition) is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941).
The Story of the Amulet is a novel for children, written in 1906 by English author Edith Nesbit.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The University of CambridgeThe corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
William Butler Yeats (13 June 186528 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.
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WHSmith plc (also known as WHS or colloquially as Smith's) is a British retailer which operates a chain of high street, railway station, airport, port, hospital and motorway service station shops selling books, stationery, magazines, newspapers and entertainment products.
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William Ewart Gladstone (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898), was a British Liberal politician.
William Henry Smith PC (24 June 1825 – 6 October 1891) was an English bookseller and newsagent of the family firm W H Smith, who expanded the firm and introduced the practice of selling books and newspapers at railway stations.
Prof William Wright LLD (17 January 1830 – 22 May 1889) was a famous British Orientalist, and Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge.