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... and these may possibly correspond with the s/iesu Heru or " followers of Horus
" of the Turin papyrus, the list of kings on which begins with god-kings and ends
with the rule of the Hyksos at the end of the XVI Ith dynasty or about B.C. 1 700.
XVI, Hyksos, 10 „ „ 251 „ „ XVII, from Thebes, 10 „ „ 10 „ There are no monuments
by which these figures can be checked, and there is no other authority for them
besides Manetho. The Turin papyrus gives traces of 136 names for the period ...
The sole authority for the Manetho history of this invasion is Josephus, who,
quoting Manetho, "Hyksos " savs> " There was a king of ours, whose name was
Timaus. Under him it came to pass, I know not how, that God was averse to us,
He chiefly aimed to secure the eastern parts, as foreseeing that the Assyrians,
who " Hyksos" had there the greatest power, would be desirous of that king- kings
- dom and invade them ; and as he found in the Saite [Seth- roite] Nomos a city ...
Of Salatis, the first Hyksos king, nothing is known historically, and there are no
monuments known which can correctly be asserted to be the work of the kings of
the first Hyksos dynasty. The country from which The the Hyksos came, also, ...
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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