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With this king's name the Tablet of Şaķ4233 ķârah begins . During the second
dynasty an earthquake swallowed up a great many people at Bubastis , and the
succession of females to the throne of Egypt was declared valid . Sent , the last ...
As a mark of the king's favour Unå was sent to the quarries of Țurah ( in Eg . Om
m Re - āu ) to bring back a block of stone suitable for the king's sarcophagus .
The ability and fidelity of Unå made him an acceptable officer to Merenrā , the ...
... ḥetep built a well at Abydos , of which , however , no trace has been found .
Like so many of the kings who went before him , Usertsen caused the mines in
the Sinaitic peninsula to be regularly worked . Amenemḥāt II . sent men to Nubia
He wished all Egypt , both south and north , to worship this god , and to pay
tribute to himself , and he sent a messenger from Avaris to Thebes requiring
Seqenen - Rā to worship Set alone . This king returned answer saying that he
The inhabitants of Punt received the expedition in a very friendly manner , and
having loaded the servants of Hātshepset with rich gifts of gold , ivory , balsam ,
precious stones , plants , trees , ebony , apes , greyhounds , etc. , etc. , sent them
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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