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Whatever may be the truth on these points, it is pretty clear that no traces of their
works or buildings have come down to us, and as skulls belonging to their time
have not been found, any statement as to their race characteristics must be
The Egyptian was usually of slender build, with broad shoulders, sinewy arms
and legs, and long hands and feet His head was small, with large eyes, full
cheeks, broad mouth, lips inclined to be full, and square chin. The nose was short
B.C. Teta wrote a book on anatomy, and continued building 4366 at Memphis.
Ata. In the reign of this king a great famine happened. 4300 He is said to have
built pyramids at Kochome near Sak- Famine in karah, but there is no evidence
The ability and fidelity of Una made him an acceptable officer to Merenra, the
successor of Pepi I., who 3200 sent him to the quarries to bring back a block of
stone for the royal sarcophagus, to Aswan and Elephantine for granite to build a ...
Usertsen I. is famous as being the king who set up 2433 obelisks at Heliopolis
and who beautified that city by Rise of building splendid temples there. These
works were under- heliopolis taken by him after taking counsel with his chief
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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