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... these may possibly correspond with the shesu ħeru or “ followers of Horus ” of
the Turin papyrus , the list of kings on which begins with god - kings and ends
with the rule of the Hyksos at the end of the XVIIth dynasty or about B . C . 1700 .
The name of Mer - ba - pen , the sixth king of the Ist dynasty , is that which begins
this list . The Tablet of Karnak was discovered at Karnak by Burton and was taken
to Paris by Prisse . It was inscribed during the reign of Thothmes III . , and ...
During the second dynasty an earthquake swallowed up a great many people at
Bubastis , and the succession ... Sent , the last 4000 king of this dynasty , revised
a work on medicine , and he Early appears to be the first king of whom ...
The kings of the Vth like those of the IVth dynasty are famous rather as builders
than as warriors . The rule of the first king , Userkaf , extended as far as
Elephantine . Sahurā , the second king , suppressed revolts in the Sinaitic
peninsula and ...
Of Unás , the last king of the Vth dynasty , we know little except that he built a
pyramid at Şaķķârah , which was opened in 1881 . The kings of the VIth 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