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... is more suggestive of a northern Nubian or Berber basis. But such suggestive
characters may be due to intercourse or ' admixture' at periods later than [the]
Xlllth dynasty; they are not present, or in a much less degree, in the skulls,
... built a well at Abydos, of which, however, no trace has been found. Like so
many of the kings who went before him, Usertsen caused the mines in the
Sinaitic peninsula to be regularly worked. Amenemhat II. sent men to Nubia to dig
for gold, ...
Egyptians conquer Nubia. Egyptian fortresses in Nubia. B.C. 2300 Ancient
irrigation works in Egypt. The Fayyum. strong hand, and he marched into that
country, and did not leave it until he had wasted the land, destroyed the crops
and carried ...
Returning Egyptian to Egypt he marched into Nubia and defeated several tribes ?
on(luests bJ r in Asia am who had rebelled systematically for many years past.
Nubia. Having made the borders of his country safe from invasion, Amasis began
B.C. 1633 Thothmes I., like his father Amenophis I., marched into Nubia 1 and
defeated the rebel tribes ; he made the people slaves and carried off much spoil
to Thebes. Soon after his return to Thebes he set out with his army on an
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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