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It was inscribed during the reign of Thothmes III., and contains the names of sixty-
one kings. Notwithstanding the fact that in the arrangement no chronological
order has been followed, the tablet is of great value, for it mentions the names of
Some years ago it was generally believed to have been made during the rule of
the kings of the Middle Empire over Egypt, but when the stele which recorded the
repairs made in the temple of the sphinx by Thothmes IV., B.C. 1533, came to ...
... subjection to him, and in the north of Egypt he defeated a people called the
Aamu-kehak. In the reign of this king the horse is first represented on the
monuments. 1 Records of the Past, VI. p. 8. p.c. 1633 Thothmes I., like his father
p.c. 1633 Thothmes I., like his father Amenophis L, 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
When these things had been safely brought back to Thebes, Hatshepset received
them with joy, and dedicated the greater part of them as an offering to her father
Amen-Ra. In the sixteenth year of her reign Thothmes III. became associated ...
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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