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The Fayyum. strong hand, and he marched into that country, and did not leave it
until he had wasted the land, destroyed the crops and carried off the cattle. In the
labours of Usertsen III. to suppress these peoples we have the counterpart of the
Having captured Avaris, Amasis marched into Asia, where he captured the town
of Sharhana, the JIT^® of Joshua xix. 6, and made himself master of the land of T'
ahi. Returning Egyptian to Egypt he marched into Nubia and defeated several ...
B.C. 1633 Thothmes I., like his father Amenophis I., marched into Nubia 1 and
defeated the rebel tribes ; he made the people slaves and carried off much spoil
to Thebes. Soon after his return to Thebes he set out with his army on an
... all forgotten, and Thothmes III. had Thothmes practically to reconquer the world
. In his twenty-second year he set out from Tanis, and passing through the desert
of Sinai he marched to Gaza, a city which had remained faithful to his authority.
In the twenty-ninth and thirtieth years of his reign he marched again to Syria and
captured Tunep, Aradus, Carchemish and Kadesh on the Orontes. The remaining
years of his life he employed in making expeditions against the Retennu and ...
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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