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... him in many ways and of Uni' distinguished him by entrusting the care of an
expedition against the Aamu and Heru-sha, who are supposed to be Semitic and
Asiatic enemies of Egypt respectively. Troops were brought from Ethiopia ...
... and that they were at peace with the Ethiopians, upon whom they could call for
assistance in time of war. As builders they were unequalled, and their art had
advanced so far that they were never successfully imitated by later generations.
As they were able to defend their country from the assaults of their hereditary foes
in Ethiopia, and from the tribes on their eastern and western borders, the arts and
sciences flourished, and large works connected with the storage of Nile water ...
In the forty-third year of his reign Ameni Amenemhat, a high official, set out for
Ethiopia with four hundred soldiers to quell a rebellion which had broken out
there. This expedition was perfectly successful, and having smitten all the tribes
In spite of these, however, he himself was compelled to lead an expedition into
Ethiopia in the nineteenth year of his reign, and having conquered the country he
built a temple at Elephantine to the local gods and probably another at Amada.
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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