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... known of his military expeditions than that he continued the wars against the
tribes of Sinai which his predecessor Seneferu had so ably begun. He appears to
have built many towns, and the famous temple of Denderah is said to have been
An, Heru-men-kau, 3400 and Tet-ka-Ra also made expeditions into Sinai, and
caused Copper reliefs to be cut on the rocks with the usual inscriptions in TM0"
ked in which they are called the conquerors of the land. In the Sinai, reign of this
Among Pepi's staff was a young man called Una, who had been a favoured The
career servant of Teta ; Pepi employed him in many ways and of Uni'
distinguished him by entrusting the care of an expedition against the Aamu and
B.C. 2500 Great expedition to l'unt. 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
This expedition was perfectly successful, and having smitten all the tribes of Kash
without losing a man, returned to the leader's city in the nome of Meh, near Beni-
hasan of to-day, bringing much gold with Tombs at them. Ameni Amenemhat ...
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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