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West wall of a chamber in the tomb of Ptah - ḥetep Winnowing wheat Netting wild
fowl . Bakers making bread Cattle on the march The Great Pyramid and the three
small Pyramids . Section of the Pyramid of Cheops at Gizeh 318 318 . . 0 319 ...
... but with regard to a certain theologic notion was called Avaris , this he rebuilt ,
and made very strong by the walls he built about it , and by a most numerous
garrison of two hundred and forty thousand armed men whom he put into it to
keep it ...
Manetho says that “ the Shepherds built a wall round all this place , which was a
large and strong wall , and this in order to keep all their possessions and their
prey within a place of strength , but that Thummosis the son of Alisphragmuthosis
Aāḥmes the This Åāḥmes became an officer on board a ship of war called
general . the “ North , ” and in the inscription on the walls of his tomb it is said that
he went with the king to besiege the city of Avaris . He was next promoted to a
As the gates of this town had been shut by those inside , the fugitives had to be
pulled up over the walls . The number of the enemy slain by the Egyptians was
Fall of enormous , and Megiddo was taken with little difficulty . The Megiddo .
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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