According to Manetho a race of demi - gods and kings from This , near Abydos ,
and from Memphis ruled over Egypt before the advent of Mena , and these may
possibly correspond with the shesu ħeru or “ followers of Horus ” of the Turin ...
the names of forty - seven kings , agreeing closely , in the matter of selection of
names , with the Tablet of Abydos . The name of Mer - ba - pen , the sixth king of
the Ist dynasty , is that which begins this list . The Tablet of Karnak was
The kings of the VIth dynasty seem to have extended their operations further
south , for their names are found at El - kab , Abydos , Aswân , and elsewhere .
Tetà and Pepi I . 3266 – 3233 built each a pyramid at Şaķķärah , and the rule of
Another high official called Mentu - 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 .
This latter king built largely at Abydos , and as a worshipper of the local gods he
is represented at Konosso and the islands of the first cataract . Of Sebek - ḥetep
III . , brother of Sebekhetep II . , Sebek - ḥetep IV . , and Sebek - ḥetep V . little is
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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