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Ameni Amenemhat was one of the feudal lords of P6"1" basan. Egypt, and he led
this expedition in the place of his father, who was too old to go on military service.
Another high official called Mentu-hetep built a well at Abydos, of which, ...
When Rameses saw this, he "growled at them like his father Menthu, lord of
Thebes," and having hastily put on his full armour, he mounted his chariot and
drove into the battle. His onset was so sudden and rapid that before he knew
where he ...
26), led an expedition against Rehoboam, king of Judah, and took away from
Jerusalem " the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's
house, he even took away all : and he took away all the shields of gold which ...
Other common titles are neb taut, " lord of two lands," ^ Horus, ^ " the golden
Horus," ^£ "lord of diadems," $3 "mighty bull," " beautiful god,'' etc., etc. The title
Pharaoh rriTjQ finds per da, " great house." names were very sim- often of the ...
194. fwvw\/| III (HID Neb ta S-\a-en-Ra Meri- Lord of the Amen, land, neb xau
Rameses-se-Ptah. lord of crowns, (Rameses IX.) Nefer-kau-Ra son of the Sun,
Ra-meses-merer-Amen - setep-en-Ra, Xa-Uast (?). (Rameses X.) 196. Ra-xeper-
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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