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Scarabs. Their signification. Funereal, ornamental and historical scarabs. Texts
engraved on scarabs. Scarabs of Amenophis III. Phoenician Scarabs. Scarabs
found at Ialysos, Kamiros, Tharros, Arban, Babylon, etc. Scarabs used by
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge. The
entrance to the tombs at Beni- Hasan. Xllth dynasty. The Colossi set up in honour
of Amenophis III. Thebes.
Amenophis I., son of 1666 Amasis I., marched into Nubia, and brought it into
subjection to him, and in the north of Egypt he defeated a people called the Aamu
-kehak. In the reign of this king the horse is first represented on the monuments.
p.c. 1633 Thothmes I., like his father Amenophis L, marched into Nubia 1 and
defeated the rebel tribes ; he made the people slaves and carried off much spoil
to Thebes. Soon after his return to Thebes he set out with his army on an
Thothmes set up between the paws of the Sphinx a tablet about fourteen feet
high, in which he inscribed an account of this vision and a statement of the works
which he carried out at Heliopolis and Memphis. In Amen-hetep III., or
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'The Mummy' is an amazing book because it's so much more than a description of how, why and when Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Look just through the contents and you'll be amazed at the range of material - as if Wallis Budge had emptied a sackful of knowledge for the learner to pick through. Because that's it's best use, a source book on Ancient Egypt - as long as you remember it's dated and some ideas rejected.
The first few pages introduce and include a list of the nomes (districts) in hieroglyphics and transcriptions. The pages on Egyptian chronology, as well as reviewing problems oof disagreement ammong both sources and scholars includes a useful list of rulers - although the real jewel here, following a good basic history, is a list of 2 of the 5 names available of Pharaohs (hieroglyphics & transcriptions); this is a must for any visitor to inscriptions in museums or Egypt itself. A clear history of the decipherment of hieroglyphics is followed by a useful list of hieroglyphs, useful that is for those looking at REAL inscriptions.Then the book gets into mummies IN DETAIL but beware as, for example when dealing with ushabti, Budge will throw at you a whole paragraph of (untranslated) hieroglyphics - after all, you did read everything before that, didn't you? Then anything and everything is on offer - stelae, coffins, draught-boards,the gods, graves, numbers ..... As I said above it is a book to dpp into and not to read from cover to cover. And that's why I give it 4 stars
PS It's by far the most USEFUL of my books on Ancient Egypt
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The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology
Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Limited preview - 1964