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1-6 The Land of Egypt 7 Egyptian Chronology IO The History of Egypt, Dynasties
I.-XXX ...11-64 „ „ Persian Rulers of Egypt ... 65 ,, „ Macedonian Rulers of Egypt ...
... 65 „ „ The Ptolemies ... 66 „ „ The Romans ... 67 „ „ The Byzantines ... 68 , ...
THE HISTORY OF EGYPT.1 The date of the period when the land of Egypt was
taken Antiquity possession of by the race of people which we are accustomed
Egyptian to call Egyptian is unknown. None of the researches which have been ...
The land of Egypt was commonly called by its inhabitants Country of kO . Egypt. q
Kamt, because of the dark colour of the soil, and if the colour of the ground for a
few miles on each side of the Nile be compared with the Arabian and Libyan ...
... Nomes- Each nome Egypt. ' . 1 1 had its capital city and temple for worship, its
own feasts, its own sacred animals and trees, and its own protecting deity. The
limits of each nome were most carefully marked, and the amount of cultivated
Esyp'- During the rule of Nefer-ka-Seker, the first king of the Illrd dynasty, the
tribes of the land to the north-west of the Delta rebelled : according to Manetho's
statement, the moon Eclipse of first grew very large and bright, and then became
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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