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Pillows Ushabtiu figures ... Ptah-Seker-Ausar figures ... Sepulchral Boxes
Funereal. PAGE. The Egyptian Race and Language ... 1-6 The Land of Egypt 7
Egyptian Chronology IO The History of Egypt, Dynasties I.-XXX ...11-64 „ „
Persian Rulers ...
During his long reign of forty-five years Amasis repaired and added to the
temples in many parts of Egypt, and he worked the mines in the valley of
Hammamat He did not live to see the invasion of the Persians, but he left the
country in such a ...
On ascending the throne Darius Hystaspes, the successor of Cambyses, set to
work to improve the condition of the country, and to repair the damage done to
the prestige of Persian government in Egypt by Cambyses. He deposed Ary-
Towards the end of his reign, while the Persians were fighting the Greeks, Egypt
threw off the Persian yoke, and set up Chabbesha as king ; Darius never
recovered his hold upon Egypt, and died after a reign of about thirty-six years.
Soon after ...
likely that he is identical with the Amyrtaeus who assisted the ill-fated Inarus to
rebel against the Persians. The Twenty-ninth Dynasty. B.C. 399 Naifaarut I., or
Nepherites, the first king of this dynasty, was a native of Mendes, and he
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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