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Hi Drew,

I was reading 'The Life-work of Sir Peter Le Page Renouf, Volume 3' and on p. 88 he says "As the earth turns upon its axis in very nearly four minutes less than twenty-four hours, a star which to-day culminates at six o'clock will in fifteen days culminate very nearly at five, or it loses about an hour in position every fifteen days." This reminded me of your comment and I realized that you are right about the paragraph in my article. I have removed the offending sentence - thanks.

Here is a link to Renouf's book. It is out of copyright and freely available and it is quite good:

[books.google.com]

On p. 79 he skewers Budge for mistranslating itr, leading budge to give 1000 cubits when it is actually 1000 itr. In my article on p. 27 I comment briefly on the mention of 1000 itr in the Book of the Dead, but not about the translation issue.

Renouf takes his philology seriously. Here is a comment he made on pp 55-56: "At a time when 'book-making' flourishes as it does, it would not be surprising to hear of the appearance, either in England or America, of a new translation of the Book of the Dead. It is not even necessary that the enterprising author of such a translation should know the Egyptian language. By dint of skillful plagiarisms from existing translations, English and foreign, a man may without knowing Greek compile a new version of Homeric poems. Why may not the same process be applied to the Book of the Dead? By a judicious blending of the versions of de Rouge, Pierret, Deveria, Lefebure, Guieysse and others who might be mentioned, a very plausible translation of the Book of the Dead might be composed. The impudent jackdaw of the fable would strut with borrowed plumes; or, to take the illustration from another fable, the ass would go forth under the cover of the lion's skin, and impose upon all who failed to discern the long ears occasionally protruding. To all real scholars a translation worthy of the name is a task which cannot possibly be executed until certain difficulties have been overcome, the solution of which requires very mature thought and research extending, to say the least, over very many years. It speaks well for the training of the numerous young students of Egyptology in France and Germany that no attempts in this direction have hitherto been made."

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Remen : Meridian 2347 Jim Alison 15-Nov-19 22:52
DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 239 PB Bytes 16-Nov-19 17:55
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 226 DUNE 17-Nov-19 09:56
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 200 Jim Alison 17-Nov-19 23:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 201 PB Bytes 17-Nov-19 23:59
Found it! 245 PB Bytes 18-Nov-19 02:55
Re: Found it! 204 Mercurial 20-Nov-19 11:44
Re: Found it! 184 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:42
Squaring The Circle 214 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Nov-19 18:59
Re: Squaring The Circle 208 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:02
Re: Squaring The Circle 198 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:22
Remen references 216 Lee McGiffen 21-Nov-19 01:59
Re: Remen references 222 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 04:29
Re: Remen references 188 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 13:56
Re: Remen references 162 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 20:05
Re: Remen references 176 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 21:17
Re: Remen references 160 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 01:24
Re: Remen references 158 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 12:10
Re: Remen references 200 DUNE 25-Nov-19 13:17
Re: Remen references 130 Jim Alison 16-Jan-20 20:22
Drastic Geodetic Measures and Nippur Cubit 204 thinkitover 25-Nov-19 06:46
Re: Remen references 189 Jim Alison 26-Nov-19 08:04
Re: Remen references 211 Lee McGiffen 27-Nov-19 12:54
Re: Remen references 166 Mercurial 28-Nov-19 22:32
Re: Remen references 223 Jim Alison 01-Dec-19 06:15
Re: Squaring The Circle 218 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 00:47
Re: Squaring The Circle 179 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 02:32
Re: Squaring The Circle 172 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 05:20
Re: Squaring The Circle 236 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 06:26
Egyptian knowledge of √2 176 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:39
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 154 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 01:19
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 193 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 09:45
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 163 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 14:42
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Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 169 geoffss 21-Nov-19 10:49
Re: Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 166 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 11:54
Re: Squaring The Circle 134 molder 20-Dec-19 12:45
Re: Found it! 191 Mercurial 22-Nov-19 06:48
Re: Found it! 175 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 12:01
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Re: Found it! 204 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 23:55
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Re: Found it! 166 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 02:36
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Re: Found it! 168 DUNE 23-Nov-19 18:42
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Re: Found it! 164 DUNE 23-Nov-19 20:14
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Re: Found it! 161 DUNE 23-Nov-19 21:37
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Re: Found it! 167 DUNE 23-Nov-19 22:24
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Re: Found it! 161 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 19:55
Totally debunked 166 Lee McGiffen 24-Nov-19 05:23
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Khufu <> Khafre 182 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Nov-19 00:28
Re: Khufu <> Khafre 158 Mercurial 24-Nov-19 19:12
Khufu <> Khafre - Update 116 Dr. Troglodyte 11-Jan-20 19:56
Re: Found it! 185 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:35
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 175 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 170 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:05
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Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 166 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 15:34
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 160 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:49
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Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 165 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:28
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The Earth number 229 hendrik dirker 21-Nov-19 05:48
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Geometry as Metrology? 193 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 22:56
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 180 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 00:04
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 187 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 01:16
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 210 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:36
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Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 136 molder 22-Dec-19 13:03
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Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 138 magisterchessmutt 22-Dec-19 17:13
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Re: Roman measures Hang on let us get this right. 138 Jim Alison 24-Dec-19 05:23
Stecchini's Metrics 137 thinkitover 21-Dec-19 16:01
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