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Upper Egypt extended from Aswan (Syene) to Memphis, and Lower Egypt,
beginning at Memphis, included the Delta and sea-coast. From the earliest times
Egypt appears to have been divided into a series of districts which the Egyptians
According Hlstory' to Manetho a race of demi-gods and kings from This, near
Abydos, and from Memphis ruled over Egypt before the advent of Mena, and
these may possibly correspond with the s/iesu Heru or " followers of Horus " of
the Turin ...
B.C. Founding of Memphis, Dynasties I-VI. Mena or Menes, the first historical king
of Egypt, came from This near Abydos in Upper Egypt He left This, and
journeying northwards, arrived at the head of the Delta, where, having turned the
Nile out ...
B.C. Teta wrote a book on anatomy, and continued building 4366 at Memphis.
Ata. In the reign of this king a great famine happened. 4300 He is said to have
built pyramids at Kochome near Sak- Famine in karah, but there is no evidence
... but although he beautified Thebes by this temple, he did not forget to establish
another at Memphis, and at the other venerable cities of his kingdom. He
followed the custom of the kings of the earlier dynasties and built a pyramid for
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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