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... of coffins and sarcophagi in which he was laid ; of the usftabtiu and other
figures, stelae, vases, etc., which formed the furniture of a well appointed tomb :
and also of the most important classes of tombs hewn or built in different
... king of Egypt, came from This near Abydos in Upper Egypt He left This, and
journeying northwards, arrived at the head of the Delta, where, having turned the
Nile out of its course, he founded the city of Memphis and built the temple of Ptah.
4300 He is said to have built pyramids at Kochome near Sak- Famine in karah,
but there is no evidence that he built the famous Step Egypt Pyramid1 there.
Hesep-ti. The 64th chapter of the Book of the Dead is 4266 said to have been
found at ...
He dug wells, and built forts and temples there for the use of the miners and
overseers, and from the remains of the working of his mines, which may be seen
there to this day, it is clear that the copper industry must have been very large at
Of Unas, the last 3333 king of the Vth dynasty, we know little except that he built a
pyramid at Sakkarah, which was opened in 1881. The kings of the Vlth dynasty
seem to have extended their operations further south, for their names are found ...
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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