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The stele records that one day during an after-dinner sleep, Harmachis appeared
to Thothmes IV., and promised to bestow upon him the crown of Egypt if he would
dig his image, i.e., the Sphinx, out of the sand. At the end of the inscription part ...
Aahmes This Aahmes became an officer on board a ship of war called generai.
the " North," and in the inscription on the walls of his tomb it is said that he went
with the king to besiege the city of Avaris. He was next promoted to a ship called
At Karnak she set up two magnificent granite Obelisks obelisks in memory of her
father Thothmes I. According to at Karna an inscription on the base of the one still
standing, the granite for it was hewn out of the quarry in Aswan, and was ...
Thothmes set up between the paws of the Sphinx a tablet about fourteen feet
high, in which he inscribed an account of this vision and a statement of the works
which he carried out at Heliopolis and Memphis. In Amen-hetep III., or
The tablets inscribed in cuneiform recently found at Tell el-Amarna prove that
Amenophis III. married a sister and daughter of Kallimma-Sin, king of
Karaduniyash, a country probably lying to the north-east of Syria; Gilukhipa the
sister of ...
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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