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From the earliest times Egypt appears to have been divided into a series of
districts which the Egyptians called Nomes of hesp 4444- , and the Greeks No/xoi
or Nomes- Each nome Egypt. ' . 1 1 had its capital city and temple for worship, ...
XXX. It must, however, be understood that the Egyptian did not group the kings
into dynasties, and this fact is evident from the Tablet of Abydos and the Tablet of
Sakkarah. The Tablet of Abydos, discovered by Dumichen in the Temple of Osiris
... king of Egypt, came from This near Abydos in Upper Egypt He left This, and
journeying northwards, arrived at the head of the Delta, where, having turned the
Nile out of its course, he founded the city of Memphis and built the temple of Ptah.
The worship of the gods, the temple services, and the cult of Apis were
introduced by Menes, who is said to have been devoured by a crocodile. B.C.
Teta wrote a book on anatomy, and continued building 4366 at Memphis. Ata. In
the reign of ...
He dug wells, and built forts and temples there for the use of the miners and
overseers, and from the remains of the working of his mines, which may be seen
there to this day, it is clear that the copper industry must have been very large at
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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