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Sent, the last 4000 king of this dynasty, revised a work on medicine, and he Early
appears to be the first king of whom contemporaneous monu- knowledge ments
remain. »" Esyp'- During the rule of Nefer-ka-Seker, the first king of the Illrd ...
As a mark of the king's favour Una was sent to the quarries of Turah (in Eg. <-p* ^
> ^TM Re-du) to bring back a block of stone suitable for the king's sarcophagus.
The ability and fidelity of Una made him an acceptable officer to Merenra, the ...
... 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. Amenemhat II. sent men to Nubia to dig
for gold, ...
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-
Ra to worship Set alone. This king returned answer saying that he could worship
The inhabitants of Punt received the expedition in a very friendly manner, and
having loaded the servants of Hat- shepset with rich gifts of gold, ivory, balsam,
precious stones, plants, trees, ebony, apes, greyhounds, etc., etc., sent them back
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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