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This queen was one of the most capable women who ever reigned in Egypt ; she
is famous as the builder of the beautiful temple at Dêr el - Bahari , and
Ąātshepset for the remarkable expedition to Punt planned by her and el - Bahari .
... seems to have been a monotheistic worship of Rā which originated in
Heliopolis . Amenophis III . seems to have encouraged this form of religion
somewhat , and it is certain that he named his barge Aten - neferu , “ the most
beautiful disk .
At Bêt el - Walî at Kalábshî in Nubia he built a beautiful little rock temple , on the
walls of the court of which are some well executed sculptures representing the
bringing of tribute to Rock him by Asiatics and Ethiopians . At Abu Simbel , the ...
Each chief brought his offering of gold , etc . , but the Princess of chief of Bechten
brought his eldest daughter , who was a most Bechten beautiful girl , and gave
her to the king . She found favour in his sight , and he married her , and gave her
Other common titles are v a neb taui , “ lord of two lands , ” A Horus , " the golden
Horus , ” A la “ lord of diadems , " fod “ mighty bull , ” 16 “ beautiful god , " etc . , etc
. The title Pharaoh yung finds its origin in 5 , or , or per āa , " great house .
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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