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... for holding a portion of a mummied body or papyrus . . . . .215 Ptah-Seker-
Ausar figure which held the papyrus of Anhai, a priestess of Amen, about b.c. 900
. . . . .216 Stele of Antef, son of Amen-set . . . . . .218 Egyptian gods : — Amen-Ra .
According Hlstory' to Manetho a race of demi-gods and kings from This, near
Abydos, and from Memphis ruled over ... on which begins with god-kings and
ends with the rule of the Hyksos at the end of the XVI Ith dynasty or about B.C. 1
The Egyptians called the Sphinx hu jg^fi, and he represented the god Harmachis,
i.e., Heru- sun, the conqueror of darkness, the god of the morning. On the tablet
erected by Thothmes IV., Harmachis says that he gave life and dominion to ...
The mightiest king of this period seems to have been Seanchkara, who was able
to send forth an expedition to the land of Punt, the land of the gods, the peculiar
home of the god Bes J^, and the land of sweet spices. The expedition set out in ...
This latter king built largely at Abydos, and as a worshipper of the local gods he is
represented at Konosso and the islands of the first cataract. Of Sebek-hetep III.,
brother of Sebek- hetep II , Sebek-hetep IV., and Sebek-hetep V. little is known ...
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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