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He was alive about hlstonans- B.C. 271, and is said to have been a
contemporary of Ptolemy I. ; his Egyptian history was composed during the reign
of Ptolemy II. Philadelphus, B.C. 286-247. Extracts from this work are given us by
It was inscribed during the reign of Thothmes III., and contains the names of sixty-
one kings. Notwithstanding the fact that in the arrangement no chronological
order has been followed, the tablet is of great value, for it mentions the names of
In the reign of this king a great famine happened. 4300 He is said to have built
pyramids at Kochome near Sak- Famine in karah, but there is no evidence that
he built the famous Step Egypt Pyramid1 there. Hesep-ti. The 64th chapter of the
He appears to have built many towns, and the famous temple of Denderah is said
to have been founded during his reign. As the pyramids were tombs, they will be
described in the chapter relating to tombs. B.C. 3666 The Sphinx. Repairs to ...
An, Heru-men-kau, 3400 and Tet-ka-Ra also made expeditions into Sinai, and
caused Copper reliefs to be cut on the rocks with the usual inscriptions in TM0"
ked in which they are called the conquerors of the land. In the Sinai, reign of this
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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