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The Hebrews called Egypt " Mizraim," and the Assyrians and Babylonians Mu?ur;
it is given this latter name in the cuneiform despatches of Tushratta, King of Mitani
, about B.C. 1550. Upper Egypt extended from Aswan (Syene) to Memphis, ...
Over the early history of Egypt there hangs a mystery The greater than that which
shrouds the origin and home of the Egyptian ; of the period which preceded
Mena (Menes), the Egyptian first historical king of Egypt, nothing is known.
Uncertainty of Egyptian Chrono- the names of forty-seven kings, agreeing closely
, in the matter of selection of names, with the Tablet of Abydos. The name of Mer-
ba-pen, the sixth king of the 1st dynasty, is that which begins this list. The Tablet ...
In the reign of this king a great famine happened. 4300 He is said to have built
pyramids at Kochome near Sak- Famine in karah, but there is no evidence that
he built the famous Step Egypt Pyramid1 there. Hesep-ti. The 64th chapter of the
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge.
Copper mines worked in ... Chufu, or Cheops, the next king of Egypt, is more
famous as the builder of the great pyramid of Gizeh than as a warrior, and little
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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