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The Tablet of Karnak was discovered at Karnak by Burton and was taken to Paris
by Prisse. It was inscribed during the reign of Thothmes III., and contains the
names of sixty-one kings. Notwithstanding the fact that in the arrangement no ...
Fragments of an obelisk set up by this king still exist near the modern town of
Begig in the Fayyum, and portions of inscriptions remain at Karnak, which show
that he continued the building operations which his father began there.
After a short reign, the greater part of which was occupied in continuing the
buildings at Karnak, the king died and Hatshepset his sister- 1 The office of "
Prince of Cush" is first mentioned in the reign of Thothmes I. wife reigned in his
At Karnak she set up two magnificent granite Obelisks obelisks in memory of her
father Thothmes I. According to at Karna an inscription on the base of the one still
standing, the granite for it was hewn out of the quarry in Aswan, and was ...
TM" pylons at Karnak ; of the 360 places there mentioned, comparatively few can
be identified with Biblical sites with any certainty. For the next few years the
Retennu or Syrians and the Babylonians brought their appointed tribute regularly
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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