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Usertsen I. is famous as being the king who set up 2433 obelisks at Heliopolis
and who beautified that city by Rise of building splendid temples there. These
works were under- heliopolis taken by him after taking counsel with his chief
Fragments of an obelisk set up by this king still exist near the modern town of
Begig in the Fayyum, and portions of inscriptions remain at Karnak, which show
that he continued the building operations which his father began there.
Thothmes I. continued the buildings at Thebes, and set up two granite obelisks.
Towards the end of his reign he associated his daughter Maat-ka-Ra, or Hat-
shepset, with him in the rule of the. kingdom. 1600 Thothmes II. married his sister
At Karnak she set up two magnificent granite Obelisks obelisks in memory of her
father Thothmes I. According to at ... The height of this obelisk is 105 feet, and if
the weight be taken into consideration, and the difficult site, among a crowd of ...
Four of the obelisks set up by Thothmes have come down to us : one is now near
the Lateran at Rome, one at Constantinople, one in London, and one in New
York. B.C. Amen-hetep II. had been associated with Thothmes III. 1560 in the rule
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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