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From the earliest times Egypt appears to have been divided into a series of
districts which the Egyptians called Nomes of hesp 4444- , and the Greeks No/xoi
or Nomes- Each nome Egypt. ' . 1 1 had its capital city and temple for worship, ...
Sent, the last 4000 king of this dynasty, revised a work on medicine, and he Early
appears to be the first king of whom contemporaneous monu- knowledge ments
remain. »" Esyp'- During the rule of Nefer-ka-Seker, the first king of the Illrd ...
He appears to have built many towns, and the famous temple of Denderah is said
to have been founded during his reign. As the pyramids were tombs, they will be
described in the chapter relating to tombs. B.C. 3666 The Sphinx. Repairs to ...
At the end of the inscription part of the name of Cha-f-Ra or Chephren appears,
and hence some have thought that this king was the maker of the Sphinx ; and as
the statue of Chephren was subsequently found in the temple close by, this ...
The condition in which the monument now appears is due to the savage
destruction of its features by the Muhammadan rulers of Egypt, some of whom
caused it to be used for a target. Around this imposing relic of antiquity, whose
origin is ...
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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