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Upper Egypt extended from Aswân ( 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
According to Manetho a race of demi - gods and kings from This , near Abydos ,
and from Memphis ruled over Egypt before the advent of Mend , and these may
possibly correspond with the shesu Heru or " followers of Horus ” of the Turin ...
He left This , and journeying northwards , arrived at the head of the Delta ,
Founding where , having turned the Nile out of its course , he founded of
Memphis , the city of Memphis and built the temple of Ptah . , means the “ fair site
" ; the sacred ...
Teta wrote a book on anatomy , and continued building at Memphis . Ata . In the
reign of this king a great famine happened . 4300 He is said to have built
pyramids at Kochome near Şaķ- Famine in Egypt . ķarah , but there is no
evidence that ...
... 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
his tomb .
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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