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Each king of Assyria , if he wished to maintain his authority , found it necessary
on his accession , or soon after , to undertake a series of military expeditions to
punish the peoples who , on the death of a king , always revolted . If this were ...
After her death her brother Thothmes III . caused as many traces of her rule as
possible to disappear . Thothmes III . was one of the mightiest kings who. to Punt .
at Karnak . | The statue of her architect Sen - mut is preserved at Berlin .
1566 in the rule of the kingdom , and immediately he began to reign alone he
found himself plunged in wars with the tributary peoples , who on the death of
Thothmes III . declared themselves free . He marched into Mesopotamia
Amarna . In the twelfth year of his reign he celebrated his victories over the
Syrians and Ethiopians , but it is doubtful if they were of any importance . After the
death of Amenophis IV . there is some confusion in Egyptian history ; the
Rameses reigned sixty - seven years , and at his death he left Egypt one of the
largest and most powerful kingdoms upon earth ; under him this country reached
its highest point of prosperity and glory . The tribute brought in by conquered ...
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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