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Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge ... 69
List of Nomes of Upper and Lower Egypt 7o-7S List of the Cartouches of the
Principal Egyptian Kings 76-107 The Rosetta Stone :— Greek writers on ...
Upper and Lower Egypt were represented in the inscriptions n^or bythefoiiowins:
i1f'TU'55'22'5f£^88v Egypt. The Hebrews called Egypt " Mizraim," and the
Assyrians and Babylonians Mu?ur; it is given this latter name in the cuneiform ...
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge ...
was Salatis ; he also lived at Memphis, and made both the upper and lower
regions pay tribute, and left garrisons in places that were the most proper for
The chief priest of Amen called Ber-Heru- se-Amen had little by little gathered the
power of a king into his own hand, and finally he declared himself " King of Upper
and Lower Egypt," and thus became the first of the „ c so-called "priest-kings" ...
In the twenty-first year of his reign news was brought to him that Tafnecht, prince
of Sats and Memphis, had revolted, that a league formed chiefly of governors of
towns had placed him at its head, and that all Lower Egypt was in his hands.
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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