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It was inscribed during the reign of Thothmes III., and contains the names of sixty-
one kings. Notwithstanding the fact that in the arrangement no chronological
order has been followed, the tablet is of great value, for it mentions the names of
... for Syria : but that, as they were in fear of the Assyrians, who had then the
dominion over Asia, they built a city in that country which is now called Judea,
and that large enough to contain this great number of men, and called it
... expeditions against the Retennu and the Mesopotamians, into whose country
he marched as far as NL The tribes of Ethiopia and Sinai sent him valuable gifts,
which are duly enumerated in the inscriptions containing the annals of this king.
The large hall inside contains eight columns with large figures of Osiris about 17
feet high upon them. Among other matters the inscriptions give a list of the
children of Rameses. The gold mines in the land of Akita, now Gebel Alaki, which
The first oval contains the pre- nomen, and the second the name ; these are quite
distinct from his titles, suten net, placed before the prenomen, means " King of the
North and South," and se Rd 11 means " Son of the Sun." Other common titles ...
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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