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None of the researches which have been carried on by historians, philologists,
anthropologists and archaeologists has, up to the present, given us any
information from which we may reasonably hope to arrive at a decision as to the
time when ...
He renewed the Egyptian rule over the Sinaitic peninsula, and the inscriptions at
Wady Ma'arah show that copper mining was carried on there during his reign as
busily as ever. Among Pepi's staff was a young man called Una, who had been ...
... at Tanis and to have had building operations carried on there like Usertsen I. In
the nineteenth year of this king's reign Chnemu-hetep became governor of Menat
-Chufu, near Beni-hasan, an office held before by his father and grandfather.
The Fayyum. strong hand, and he marched into that country, and did not leave it
until he had wasted the land, destroyed the crops and carried off the cattle. In the
labours of Usertsen III. to suppress these peoples we have the counterpart of the
Mighty public works like the Labyrinth and Lake Moeris had been successfully
carried out, an active trade was carried on with the natives of Punt, and with the
country to-day called Syria, and with the districts further east. Agriculture
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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