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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 ...
... of Punt received the expedition in a very friendly manner, and having loaded
the servants of Hatshepset with rich gifts of gold, ivory, balsam, precious stones,
plants, trees, ebony, apes, greyhounds, etc., etc., sent them back to Egypt.
Sixteen days after Thothmes left Gaza he engaged the enemy, who seeing that
the Egyptian king himself was fighting against them, lost all heart, and leaping
down from their chariots, decorated with gold and silver, fled to Megiddo,
A good idea of the different objects of the tribute sent from the various countries
may be obtained from the paintings on the tomb of Rech-ma-Ra at Thebes,
where we see depicted horses and chariots, collars of gold, vases weighing
His name is often found in Nubia on rocks and stelae, and he worked the gold
mines there, and sank wells in the rock to obtain water for his workmen. Seti
associated his son Rameses II. with him in the rule of the kingdom when he was
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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