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O Kamt , because of the dark colour of the soil , and if the colour of the ground for
a few miles on each side of the Nile be compared with the Arabian and Libyan
desert the appropriateness of the name Kam or Kamt is at once evident . Another
1 The steps are six in number , and are about 38 , 36 , 341 , 32 , 31 and 29 } feet
in height ; the width of each step is from six to seven feet . The lengths of the
sides at the base are : north and south , 352 feel ; east and west , 596 feet , and
... aristocracy . aru the ShepThe Shepherd kings worshipped a god called Sut or
Sutech , Kings . ” who was to the Egyptians a veritable abomination . They lived
in the cities of Tanis and Avaris , on the east side of the Pelusiac arm of the Nile .
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made adjoining the temple of Amenophis III . ; on the western side of Thebes he
finished the temple originally dedicated to Rameses I . , and consecrated it to his
Habû rus . same place he built what has been generally called his “ palace , "
and a magnificent temple to Amen - Rā . The “ palace ” consisted of two square
towers , the four sides of which were symmetrically inclined to a common centre .
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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