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The statues of himself which he placed in this last place are among the largest
and finest known . At Bêt el - Walî at Kalábshî in Nubia he built a beautiful little
rock temple , on the walls of the court of which are some well executed sculptures
That they were of foreign extraction is certain , because the determinative placed
at the end of their names is that of a man from a foreign country b ; and the
people called Mā , of whom Nemart styles himself the prince , have been ...
In the twenty - first year of his reign news was brought to him that Tafnecht ,
prince of Saïs and Memphis , had revolted , that a league formed chiefly of
governors of towns had placed him at its head , and that all Lower Egypt was in
his hands .
From Memphis by EsarMemphis he marched to Thebes , and having plundered
the haddon . city , and placed the rule of the whole country under twenty
governors , some Assyrian , some Egyptian , he returned to Assyria laden with
When the troops returned to Egypt a rebellion broke out among them , Defection
and Apries sent Amāsis , an officer , to put it down ; but while of Amāsis , he was
addressing the disaffected troops , a soldier placed a and defeat of Apries ...
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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