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According to Manetho a race of demi - gods and kings from This , near Abydos ,
and from Memphis ruled over Egypt ... 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 ...
The Egyptians called the Sphinx ķu Dm , and he represented the god Harmachis
, i . e . , ħeruem - chut c 0 , “ Horus in the horizon , " or the rising sun , the
conqueror of darkness , the god of the morning . On the tablet erected by
Thothmes IV .
The mightiest king of this period seems to 2500 have been Seānchkarā , 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 and the land of sweet Great ex . spices .
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 - ḥetep
III . , brother of Sebekhetep II . , Sebek - ḥetep IV . , and Sebek - ḥetep V . little is
... pertinently remarked that it would be easier for Joseph to hold high office under
the Shepherd Joseph and kings than under the rule of an ancient hereditary
aristocracy . on the “ ShepLacy . herd The Shepherd kings worshipped a god
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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