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The ability and fidelity of Una made him an acceptable officer to Merenra, the
successor of Pepi I., who 3200 sent him to the quarries to bring back a block of
stone for the royal sarcophagus, to Aswan and Elephantine for granite to build a ...
Among the rulers of the Xlllth and XlVth dynasties were many who were not of
royal descent. Se- mench-ka is known to us by his statues found at Tanis, and
according to Mariette he seems to have been an officer who rebelled and then
Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge.
hetep II. was the son of a private individual, and Nefer- hetep's parents appear
not to have been royal. This latter king built largely at Abydos, and as a
worshipper of ...
... daughter of Kallimma-Sin, king of Karaduniyash, a country probably lying to the
north-east of Syria; Gilukhipa the sister of Tushratta, king of Mitani, and
Satumkhipa daughter of Tushratta; and Thi the daughter of parents who were not
This tomb was originally made for "°y^t Rameses V. Rameses VII. and Rameses
VIII. were the Thebes, next rulers of Egypt ; the most important event in the reign
of Rameses IX. was the attempt to break into and rob the royal tombs at Thebes ...
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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