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... the Egyptians were successful in defeating them, and having wasted their land,
they returned to Egypt bringing many captives with them. To quell the tribes in
revolt to the north of the Heru-sha territory it was necessary to send troops in
2466 During the first six dynasties it is clear that the Egyptians were masters of
the copper mine district in Sinai, that they were able to beat off the tribes on their
western borders, that they defeated the two great warlike bodies of the Aamu and
Egypt- Amenemhat I. made himself master of Egypt after very b.c. hard fighting,
and during his rule of twenty-nine years he 2466 defeated the Uauat, an
Ethiopian tribe, the Matui, a people who lived in the desert to the west of Egypt,
and the ...
The kings of the XVIIth dynasty were of Theban origin, The kings and are famous
as those who defeated the Shepherd kings and of Thebes expelled them.
According to Manetho, "under a king whose Hyklos. name was
Alisphragmuthosis, the ...
Returning Egyptian to Egypt he marched into Nubia and defeated several tribes ?
on(luests bJ r in Asia am who had rebelled systematically for many years past.
Nubia. Having made the borders of his country safe from invasion, Amasis began
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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